Friday, 19 April 2013

MIT campus shooting: Possible dark-skinned suspect on the loose

MIT campus shooting: Possible dark-skinned suspect on the loose, A MIT campus shooting happened at 10:45 p.m. Thursday night. Details are scarce at this point, but the crime happened at an office at the Stata Building. A police officer was down, a weapon was recovered, and the suspect is possibly a dark-skinned male who's still on the loose.

The MIT web site issued this alert Thursday night, according to CBS Local April 18:

“Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have occurred. Although the situation is considered active and extremely dangerous, an investigation is underway.”

Boston Globe reports that the officer shot has life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital. It's unknown how many others could be injured.

State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said the exact location where the gunman fired his weapon was at Main and Vassar streets. Canine units and SWAT teams were called in to go over the area. A large section of Vassar Street was blocked off as authorities began an aggressive search for the armed man.

A week of violence has wrecked havoc on Massachusetts. The Boston Marathon bombings and now the MIT campus shooting is unnerving to say the least. Residents in Boston and Cambridge are facing unexpected and unpleasant surprises this week.

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