Manifesto Against Mark Zuckerberg Found at Northeastern Explosion – Report
A box that detonated at Northeastern University on Tuesday injured a 45-year-old man; according to CNN, the package included a manifesto critical of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
At 7:18 PM, police were summoned to Holmes Hall on 39 Leon Street. There, they discovered the victim, a Northeastern University employee, and took him to the hospital after noticing “minimal injuries to his hand.”
The Boston Police Bomb Squad discovered a second suspect item off-campus, close to the city’s Museum of Fine Arts. First responders made it secure.
Law enforcement experts claimed in interviews with CNN that the package included a note criticizing Zuckerberg and research on the advancement of virtual reality.
They claimed that when the lid and latches were raised, the explosive within the plastic container detonated.
According to the sources, it was delivered to the Northeastern University Virtual Reality Center, where the victim worked as a staff member.
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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu praised the police’s response during a press conference.
We want to make sure to underline that the safety and well-being of all our young people here is of the biggest significance, she continued.
It’s crucial to stress that our campus is secure, according to university police chief Michael Davis.
Assisting local law enforcement in the probe is the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to FBI Boston assistant special agent Jason Cromartie.
Students and the general public are being asked by Northeastern University Police to stay away from the location while the investigation is ongoing.
Boston Police are asking anyone with knowledge to get in touch with them. Information can also be sent anonymously by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME or by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at (800) 494-TIPS (27463).
About 27,600 students attend Northeastern University, a private research university, of whom 19,000 are undergraduates.
According to its official website, the virtual reality center was “established to give virtual and augmented reality experiences at no cost to Northeastern students.”
“We wanted to create a space where developers, designers, tinkerers, and the curious could all come together to explore fantastic new technologies that are still in their infancy,” the website says.
“By offering this free-of-charge experience, the gap between thinking about virtual reality and using it in practice is closed.”
The parent company of Facebook, the social networking platform that Mark Zuckerberg created in 2004 at Harvard University, changed its name to Meta in October 2021 when the business shifted its emphasis to the virtual reality metaverse.
“From now on, we’re going to be the metaverse first,” stated Zuckerberg. not first on Facebook. One of the most popular products in the world is Facebook. However, it no longer fully encompasses what we do.
The business declared earlier this year that it had created an AI supercomputer that it hoped would be the most intelligent ever.
A comment from Northeastern University has been requested.