CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A police officer was fatally shot at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday night.
According to MIT’s official Twitter account, gunshots were reported near building 32 on the school’s campus around 10:48 p.m.
The MIT police officer was responding to a report of a disturbance in the area of Vasser Street and Main Street when he was shot. The victim was taken to Mass. General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said.
Authorities said when they arrived at the scene the officer appeared to have been shot multiple times.
Police have the area cordoned off and are searching for a suspect or suspects.
MIT is asking students to stay clear of the area and say the situation is considered dangerous.
An investigation is underway.
— Yang (@Yang_Chu) April 19, 2013