This morning the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Emergency system issued an alert at 9:22 that there was a “a person with a long rifle and body armor in the Main Group Building of MIT.”
Many different law officials — including the FBI and Secret Service according to CBS News Boston — were called to the scene as the campus went into lockdown, advising all students to stay indoors and seek appropriate shelter.
At 10:45 the emergency blog updated the students that the issue had been dealt with and the campus would be “returning to normal operations” while MIT police continued to monitor the situation. Police tape was removed from Massachusetts Avenue, and the traffic was allowed to resume according to the Cambridge Police twitter account, which also announced there was no threat posed in the city:
In the case of suspicious activity on Tufts campus, please report it to TUPD at (617) 627-3030.
This past Sunday, sixteen women between the ages of 17 and 24 competed in a pageant for the titles of Miss Boston, and — for the first time — Miss Cambridge. The five different phases of the competition were Interview, Talent, Evening Wear, Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, and the On-Stage Question. This year’s winners were Morgan Berg for the title of Miss Boston and Carrie Sunde for the title of Miss Cambridge.
Caroline Scharr and Dana Rosengard, the Emcee of the pageant, during the On-Stage Question Phase. Caroline Scharr received 3rd runner up.
Victoria DeKoatz sang a piece from “The Magic Flute” for her Talent. She was chosen as the Vitacoco Talent winner.
Orbelina Erazo performed a traditional dance from Costa Rica for her talent.
Morgan Berg, the recipient of the Miss Boston crown, performed a jazz dance during the Talent phase of the pageant.
Reigning Miss Massachussetts, Taylor Kinzler, made a guest appearance and sang “At Last” by Etta James.
The 16 contestants eagerly awaited the results of the pageant.
Carrie Sunde, winner of Miss Cambridge, gracefully accepted her crown.
Carie Sunde and Morgan Berg were crowned Miss Cambridge and Miss Boston 2013, respectively.
Photos by Clarissa Sosin / The Tufts Daily.