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    MIT On Lockdown, Report Of Man With Rifle, Body Armor On Campus

    The MIT campus was put on lockdown Saturday morning following a report of a person with a long rifle and body armor spotted in a campus building.
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/2...fle-on-campus/
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    http://emergency.mit.net/emergency/

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

    This morning information was received from Cambridge Police that there was a person with a long rifle and body armor in the Main Group Building of MIT. Multiple law enforcement agencies have responded. Stay indoors and shelter in place and report suspicious activity to the campus police dispatch at 617 253 1212 or dial 100 from a campus phone. More updates to follow.
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    Cambridge Police Cambridge Police ‏@CambridgePolice

    Police responded to report of man w/ gun inside building on Mass Ave. Police searched building w/ negative results. Will update w/ more info
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    We have a poster with a son at MIT, I remember from the blizzard thread, I think.

    Keeping them and all in my thoughts. Hopefully this turns out to be a mistaken sighting or something
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    This says police were taking down crime scene tape on Mass ave around 10 am, and a statement is expected soon:

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/2...fle-on-campus/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenlady View Post
    This says police were taking down crime scene tape on Mass ave around 10 am, and a statement is expected soon:

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/2...fle-on-campus/
    This sounds promising. I hope that the comment on their twitter about 'negative results' means that they don't think there is a threat anymore.
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    yup - here's the tweet from the cambridge police

    Cambridge Police ‏@CambridgePolice

    Scene is clear. Call unfounded. No threat to public safety in #CambMA #MIT
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    Yay! Now I wonder who/what someone saw that looked like a person in gear and with a long gun?!
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    Thank goodness! Could it have been a drill? Do they do those at colleges, or just public elementary/high schools?
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    Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax

    More at link ............http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...it-was-a-hoax/

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    A hoax? Oh nooooo



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