Officer killed on MIT campus, shooter on the loose

In a developing story, the Atlantic Wire is reporting that a police officer has been shot and killed on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and the suspect remains on the loose. At 12:02 am Friday, the following was reported:

MIT issued an emergency alert at 10:48 on Thursday night reporting shots fired on the university campus. MIT’s school newspaper, The Tech, reports, “Shots fired near 32 Vassar St (Stata Center), police officer down. Please stay inside.” That report is backed up by CBS News’s Bonney Kapp who reports hearing “officer down” on the police scanner just before the MIT alert went out. The Tech followed up a few minutes later, reporting that the injured officer was a member of the MIT campus police and was taken to Mass. General Hospital. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the officer died from his wounds just before midnight.

For now, details are scarce, but the suspect is on the loose and considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Police and the FBI are on the scene and searching for the suspect, while the university’s ordered all students and staff to remain indoors.

Watch the report from WCVB-Boston via Mediaite.

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