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Police officer shot at MIT campus


13:35, April 19, 2013

Policemen patrol at the scene where a police officer was shot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Boston, the United States, April 18, 2013. The police officer who was shot on the MIT campus in Boston has died, CNN reported on Thursday. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

BOSTON, the United States, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Thursday night reported on its website that gunshots were reported late in the night on campus, and state police said a MIT police officer has been shot.

According to MIT, gunshots were reported at 10:48 PM local time near Building 32 (Stata). Local media quoted state police as saying an MIT police officer has been shot with life threatening injuries.

Areas near Building 32 str currently surrounded by responding agencies, and an investigation is under way.

Responding agencies were said to investigate an "active shooter incident." The school advised students and faculty to stay indoors and away from the building and surrounding area.

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