MIT Says There’s a Shooter on the Loose and an Officer Down on Campus


Updated 11:21 p.m.: 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 (State 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 from MIT Police and was being taken to Mass. General Hospital. For now, details are scarce, but the suspect is on the loose and considered armed and extremely dangerous.

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

Image via Twitter / Matt Tomlin

The following photo of the scene of the shooting is graphic:

Image via Twitter / The Tech

This is a developing story. We’ll update you as new information comes in.

Building 32 is circled in red:


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