School officer dies in reported MIT shooting - Tucson News Now

School officer dies in reported MIT shooting, one person in custody

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) -

A police officer has died after being shot at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus.

According to the school's official Twitter account, gunshots were reported on the MIT campus around 10:30 p.m. and the police officer was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have one person in custody in Watertown, near Cambridge; they're saying this police pursuit is related to the shooting at MIT and that one person is still at large.

The tweet sent Thursday night read, "there is a report of an active shooter in the vicinity" of Building 32.

Police say the officer was shot a number of times while apparently responding to a disturbance call.

No one else was reported to be injured.

Students received an alert that told them to stay away from one of the school buildings, and witnesses say three ambulances left campus with a police escort, headed to a nearby hospital.

It is an active crime scene and people have been asked to steer clear from the area.

The search for the suspect is underway.

Stay with Tucson News Now as we continue to update this developing story.

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