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What the Flying Fuck, MIT?

10:41 pm - 04/18/2013

Police: Campus officer shot at MIT

A campus police officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology outside Boston was shot Thursday night, a Cambridge, Mass., officer said.

MIT campus police referred a caller to the campus news bureau, where no one answered calls.

The school posted a statement on its website saying only that there had been gunshots heard near the Stata building on campus. It said the area was cordoned off by police and urged students to stay away from the area.

"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."

A Cambridge officer who identified himself only as Joe said an MIT campus officer had been shot and referred all questions to the school's police.

The Cambridge police posted a statement on Twitter that they do not have a suspect in custody.

MIT issued a Tweet saying the investigation was continuing and warning: "Stay vigilant, stay indoors and away from Building 32/76 (Stata/Koch).''

The MIT campus is in Cambridge, just across the Charles River from Boston and less than two miles from Copley Square, where two bombs exploded Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, triggering a massive manhunt for what the FBI said were two suspects.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/18/mit-shooting-cop-massachusetts/2095733/

I would like to apologize for the major moment of stupidity on my part. I mistook an article from February for one in April.

Update: The current situation is not a hoax, an officer really is dead, and the situation is unfolding in real time.
This incident is real, and the officer is now confirmed DOA.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/18/shooting-reported-on-mit-campus/
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lady_tigerlily 19th-Apr-2013 04:01 am (UTC)
I thought this happened in February? The thing going on right now isn't a hoax, I don't think.
underlankers 19th-Apr-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm going to wait until this is confirmed. If MIT pulled this hoax once, then this one had better have a real body behind it.
lovedforaday 19th-Apr-2013 04:03 am (UTC)
The shooting sounds like it's real: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/18/shooting-reported-on-mit-campus/

An officer has been shot according to all the sources I've found.
underlankers 19th-Apr-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
Evidently this one is real. My mistake. But if there is one hoax, I'm remaining skeptical that this second one is real until it's confirmed. Once bitten, twice shy.
teacup_werewolf 19th-Apr-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
What the everloving fuck is going on?
underlankers 19th-Apr-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm not sure. I thought that this was the incident going on now, but it seems that this was a stupid moment on my part, as there really is a real incident going on at MIT now. Evidently the new incident has photos involving blood. Right now I think it's more failure to check the date on stories posted, and thus a goof on my part connected to mistaking one incident for another.
tnganon prob not a hoax19th-Apr-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
this article is citing an event that happened in february (check the links to the AP they have), the author got confused & thought it was about the situation tonight

seems the threat is real still
kewljules00799 19th-Apr-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
i'm listening to the police scanner at this very moment. it's real.
lord_cellytron 19th-Apr-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
If it is a hoax, Twitter hasn't heard about it.
kewljules00799 19th-Apr-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
Shots were fired earlier this evening. MIT campus officer down. officer transported to hospital, pronounced DOA.
mollywobbles867 19th-Apr-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
I am so confused.

tnganon 19th-Apr-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
this article is citing an event that happened in february (check the links to the AP they have), the author got confused & thought it was about the situation tonight
tsu_ 19th-Apr-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
It's real, the school just issued a warning: http://emergency.mit.net/emergency/

DO NOT GO OUTSIDE. STAY INDOORS IF YOU'RE ON CAMPUS. HELICOPTERS EVERYWHERE AND THE GUNMAN IS ON LOOSE.

OP could you please update the post?
underlankers 19th-Apr-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
I did.
cozmic_oceanz 19th-Apr-2013 04:19 am (UTC)
The officer has just been confirmed as dead.

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I ....ughhhhhhhhhhhh
mollywobbles867 19th-Apr-2013 04:27 am (UTC)
I hope they catch him before anyone else is hurt.
underlankers 19th-Apr-2013 04:28 am (UTC)
Seconded.
mollywobbles867 19th-Apr-2013 04:32 am (UTC)
I wonder how many students are on campus? I'm sure the buildings are pretty secure this late at night, but if they have a student ID too....

I used to date an electric engineer and when he was working on his master's he'd sometimes spend all night in the lab.
outoftime 19th-Apr-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
It's worrying because it's about that time of the year when students go into overdrive with all of the end of the semester stuff, and late nights become more common.
changethemusic 19th-Apr-2013 04:47 am (UTC)
what is going on this week... (just found out one of my fraternity sister's brother attends MIT. she got a hold of him and he's okay, thank god.)
stuckmodebabe 19th-Apr-2013 04:54 am (UTC)
What the hell is going on this week? Hope everyone stays safe and they catch the shooter before more happens.
mollywobbles867 19th-Apr-2013 04:55 am (UTC)
Andrew Kaczynski ‏@BuzzFeedAndrew 3m
On the police scanner: Loud explosions, loud explosion. Shots fired. Shots fired. They have grenades.

WTF. I hope this was misheard. WTF. WHAT. THE. FUCK.

Maybe the grenades are flash grenades from the police? That's what I'm hoping.
naotmaa 19th-Apr-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
I'm listening as well. It's definitely the shooters that have the hand grenades and they hear automatic gun fire. Second officer down. Ugh. But they're setting up a perimeter so they may have them trapped.
omimouse 19th-Apr-2013 05:00 am (UTC)
Jesus flying fuck, what the fucking hell is going *on*?

Also, can we pass that fucking gun legislation now?
not_emily 19th-Apr-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
I'm listening to the Boston Police scanner, and holy shit, this is sounding scary!
mollywobbles867 19th-Apr-2013 05:05 am (UTC)
Andrew Kaczynski ‏@BuzzFeedAndrew 3m
RT @intelwire: One suspect in custody, second fleeing in SUV while shooting out the window.
lord_cellytron 19th-Apr-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
Okay, this is some horrifying shit.
dvdsky81 19th-Apr-2013 05:09 am (UTC)
Am I the only one thinking these are the same people that are responsible for the Marathon incident? Hopefully this is where they fuck up and get caught. I have a feeling they're the same people.
outoftime 19th-Apr-2013 05:12 am (UTC)
That would be nice, and the only possible upside to this story.
clarice_01 19th-Apr-2013 05:14 am (UTC)
What is with this week? This is just horrifying.
lastrega 19th-Apr-2013 05:14 am (UTC)
Apparently there's been a second shooting?
naroclie 19th-Apr-2013 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure what just happened but I think it is related. I live in the town over from Cambridge, within walking distance. Woken half an hour ago by a huge explosion followed by a ton of gunfire and about a million cop cars going by. Gunfire continued for about 15 minutes, 2 more explosions. Seems to have finally calmed down, but I am very very badly shaken. This just happened.
naroclie 19th-Apr-2013 05:17 am (UTC)
we were just instructed to turn off all cell phones in my town
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