Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer shot

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:57pm

UPDATE: A university police officer has died after being shot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge late Thursday, according to state police.

A university police officer was shot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge late Thursday and has been taken to a local hospital, state police spokesman Lt. Mark Kiley said.

Police and the FBI responded to reports of gunshots at Building 32, according to MIT, which posted a message on its Twitter account. Officers surrounded and cordoned off the building.

The university, which lies adjacent to the city of Boston, requested people stay away from the building as police consider the situation still active and dangerous.

Residents in the area have been on edge after two bombs ripped through the crowd near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring about 180 others.

  

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