South Korean professor hurt by explosive device in office

South Korean police on Tuesday detained a 25-year-old graduate student for allegedly placing a concealed explosive device that injured a professor at a university office in Seoul.

The explosion occurred in the professor's office located at an engineering faculty building of Yonsei University in western Seoul around 8:41 a.m., according to the police.

On Tuesday morning, a parcel bomb exploded at an engineering faulty building of Yonsei University, causing minor injury to an architectural engineer professor.

An explosion at Yonsei University in Seoul has sparked suspicions of a terrorist attack.

The professor, whom Yonhap identified only by his surname Kim, said in the report that he found the bag hanging on a door knob and it "suddenly exploded" when he opened it. He has burns on his hands, chest and neck, but his injuries are not considered life threatening, the police official said.

Police are examining the device and security video, and are also trying to determine whether the attack targeted a random individual or was based on a personal grudge. The official didn't want to be named, citing office rules.

A Yonsei University official said the professor, whose name wasn't released by police, enjoyed a good reputation among peers and students.

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