Reported gunman on MIT Campus, found to be false

Posted by Justin McCallum on February 23, 2013 under Announcements, Cities | Comments are off for this article

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.