Pennsylvania

Police plan update on probe of package explosion

  • Philadelphia Police Det. Timothy Brooks discusses an image made from video of person of interest during a during a news conference at Police Headquarters in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Authorities have confirmed that a package that blew up when a Philadelphia man opened it contained a homemade explosive. They also announced Thursday that they have video of the person who dropped off the package at the home of 60-year-old James Alden, who was seriously wounded in the Nov. 22 blast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Police Det. Timothy Brooks discusses an image made from video of person of interest during a during a news conference at Police Headquarters in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Authorities have confirmed that a package that blew up when a Philadelphia man opened it contained a homemade explosive. They also announced Thursday that they have video of the person who dropped off the package at the home of 60-year-old James Alden, who was seriously wounded in the Nov. 22 blast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • An image made from video of person of interest is displayed during a during a news conference at Police Headquarters in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Authorities have confirmed that a package that blew up when a Philadelphia man opened it contained a homemade explosive. They also announced Thursday that they have video of the person who dropped off the package at the home of 60-year-old James Alden, who was seriously wounded in the Nov. 22 blast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    An image made from video of person of interest is displayed during a during a news conference at Police Headquarters in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Authorities have confirmed that a package that blew up when a Philadelphia man opened it contained a homemade explosive. They also announced Thursday that they have video of the person who dropped off the package at the home of 60-year-old James Alden, who was seriously wounded in the Nov. 22 blast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., center, speaks during a news conference at Police Headquarters in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Authorities have confirmed that a package that blew up when a Philadelphia man opened it contained a homemade explosive. They also announced Thursday that they have video of the person who dropped off the package at the home of 60-year-old James Alden, who was seriously wounded in the Nov. 22 blast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., center, speaks during a news conference at Police Headquarters in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Authorities have confirmed that a package that blew up when a Philadelphia man opened it contained a homemade explosive. They also announced Thursday that they have video of the person who dropped off the package at the home of 60-year-old James Alden, who was seriously wounded in the Nov. 22 blast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

Police and federal investigators plan to provide an update on their investigation into a package explosion Nov. 22 that seriously wounded a Philadelphia man.

Sixty-year-old James Alden is still healing from shrapnel wounds to his face, chest and arms and needs additional surgeries to repair his badly damaged left hand.

No details on the status of the case were being disclosed ahead of a planned Thursday afternoon news conference.

Authorities said Alden received the padded envelope the night before he opened it inside his apartment.

Investigators said it was set to explode upon being opened.

They have said they don't believe the package was delivered by the Postal Service and say the barcode on it was unusual.

An online fundraiser for Alden had collected nearly $20,000 by Thursday morning.