MIT Police Officer Dies in Line of Duty

CAMBRIDGE–(ENEWSPF)–April 19, 2013.

[UPDATE 6:32 a.m.: MIT has cancelled classes today; following state guidance, MIT also urges employees not to come to campus today. The MBTA is currently suspended system-wide and officials are encouraging Greater Boston residents to shelter in place.]

MIT is heartbroken by the news that an MIT Police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday night on campus, near Building 32 (the Stata Center). Our thoughts are now with the family.

At around 2 a.m., MIT Police determined that the suspect was no longer on campus, and that it is safe to resume normal activities. However, the MIT Police ask that members of the MIT Community remain vigilant in the coming hours.

MIT worked with multiple police departments in order to ensure the safety of the MIT campus. Police officers swept the campus in search of the shooter, and MIT sent text and email messages to the members of the MIT community asking them to stay indoors while the search continued.

We will provide fuller news of this tragedy in the coming hours.