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Northeastern Employee Under Investigation For Potentially Staging Explosion

Federal authorities are investigating if an employee who reported a Tuesday evening explosion at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, may have staged it and lied to investigators, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Authorities said the Northeastern employee claimed a hard plastic case exploded, the outlet reported. A note inside the case criticized virtual reality and referenced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but no explosives were found, an official said.

An official claimed investigators found inconsistencies in the employee’s words, and his injuries did not match typical explosion-consistent wounds, according to the AP.

The Boston Police Department said it received 9-1-1 calls claiming a “bomb” went off. The FBI announced that personnel from it’s Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force were helping the Boston police in the investigation.

Another package close to Boston’s nearby Museum of Fine Arts was neutralized by the city’s bomb squad, the AP reported.

Neither the Boston Police Department nor the FBI’s national press office immediately responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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