Friday, 19 April 2013

Shooter on campus at MIT in Cambridge: Officer is confirmed down

Shooter on campus at MIT in Cambridge: Officer is confirmed down, Update at 12:34 a.m.

CNN reports that the injured officer is dead. The MIT emergency website is instructing students to remain inside. Emergency crews are sweeping the campus.

Original report

Gunshots were fired on the campus of MIT tonight, and an officer is confirmed to have been shot, according to an April 18 report by WCBV. The campus emergency site warns students to stay inside and that injuries have been determined. The officer is said to have sustained life-threatening injuries.

The crime scene is outside of Building 32 (Stata) and 78 (Koch) near Vassar and Main Streets. The latest report has been changed from earlier reports to include Building 76 and confirm that there were injuries reported.

According to a 11:44 p.m. tweet from the Cambridge Police, no suspect is in custody at this time.

Cambridge is only 3 miles away from Boston, the scene of this week’s Boston Marathon bombing which injured 176 and killed three. MIT is directly across the water from the site of the bombing.

The gunman is still loose, according to reports, and the situation is developing. Emergency responders are on the scene.

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