Via reader tip comes this story of a Yonsei University professor injured by a homemade bomb. Hopefully this professor was not too seriously injured and is able to recover quickly:
A homemade bomb containing screws, gunpowder and batteries went off at Yonsei University in western Seoul on Tuesday morning, injuring a professor after he opened the mysterious box that had been left hanging on the doorknob of his office door.The professor, surnamed Kim, who works at the School of Mechanical Engineering, arrived at his office on the fourth floor of Engineering Hall 1 on Tuesday morning and found a paper bag hanging on the doorknob to his office. Inside was a box.
Kim brought the bag into his office, took out the box, and opened it. The bomb went off immediately. It was around 8:40 a.m.
He suffered first and second degree burns on his wrist, arm, chest and neck, and was treated at Severance Hospital next to the university campus.
About 70 police officers were dispatched to the university. They quarantined Engineering Hall 1, but did not find any more bombs and ended the quarantine at 1 p.m.
The culprit was not identified as of Tuesday afternoon. Police have begun examining the CCTV camera footage from the building, but said the scope of the two cameras on the fourth floor of the building does not entirely cover the door to Kim’s office. [Joong Ang Ilbo]
You can read more at the link, but don’t bother because the article speculates whether this was an ISIS terrorist attack. I doubt ISIS has a mechanical engineering professor at Yonsei University high on their hit list. This more than likely had to have been linked to a disgruntled student.
Here is a picture of the homemade bomb:
Hopefully authorities are able to get fingerprint or other physical evidence from the bomb fragments.