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BREAKING: MIT Officer Shot Dead on Campus, One of Two Suspects in Custody

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The scene at MIT after an officer was shot dead.

According to CBS News, police officials are currently in the middle of a shootout following a shooting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge that left at least one officer dead and another injured on Thursday night and into Friday morning. At this point, it is still unclear whether or not the shooting at MIT is connected to the carjacking. However, reports are speculating a connection between the current situation and the suspects responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing just four days ago that killed three people, but it is still unconfirmed.

MIT posted the following statement on its website.

“At 10:48 PM today gunshots were reported near Building 32 (Stata) which is currently surrounded by responding agencies. The area is cordoned off. Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have occurred.. Although the situation is considered active and extremely dangerous, an investigation is underway. Updates will be provided at this site when more information becomes available.”

Following the gunfire at MIT, a carjacking led police to Watertown, about six miles away, in pursuit of two suspects who were armed with a gun and some type of explosives, reports Universal Hub.

Officers caught one of the suspects while the other fled on foot. Reports from the ground say they heard multiple explosions and helicopters overhead.

The Massachusetts State Police confirmed that the first victim was an MIT officer who was taken to the Massachusetts General Hospital.The Middlesex DA reported that the MIT officer who was shot died of his injuries.

A second officer was reported down after the shootout began on 94 Spruce St in Watertown, however, the officer’s current condition is unknown.

This is a breaking story. Stay tuned for updates.

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