“BREAKING NEWS: Shots fired at MIT — police officer reportedly injured,” the London Daily Mail reports:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) issued an emergency alert at 10.48 p.m. on Thursday night reporting that shots had been fired putting an officer was down and that a shooter was on the run.
The campus newspaper ‘The Tech’ posted to Twitter, ‘Shots fired near 32 Vassar St (Stata Center), police officer down. Please stay inside.’
Massachusetts State Police say the officer has suffered ‘life-threatening injuries.’ He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.
The school is describing the situation as ‘active and extremely dangerous.’ – and FBI agents have been witnessed at the scene.
It has been reported that a ‘Hispanic looking man’ took the officer’s weapon from him before firing on him.
More as the details come in and/or are debunked by later reports.
Update: NBC-Connecticut tweets, “Mass State Police confirm #MIT officer wounded in shooting has died.”