MIT police officer killed in campus shooting

Officer was responding to call about disturbance
Associated Press
Apr 19, 2013

 

A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been shot and killed at the campus outside of Boston, authorities said early Friday. No arrests had been made and a manhunt was on for the shooter.

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The officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when he was shot multiple times, according to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office and Cambridge police. It said there were no other victims.

MIT said on its website that police were sweeping the campus in Cambridge and urged people to remain indoors until further notice. People were urged to stay away from the Stata Building, a mixed use building with faculty offices, classrooms and a common area.

The shooting came little more than three days after the twin bombings on the Boston Marathon that killed three people, wounded more than 180 others and led to an increase in security across the city.

The shooting took place about 10:30 p.m. outside an MIT building, according to state police spokesman Dave Procopio.

The officer, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead from his wounds.

About 11,000 people attend the prestigious university.

Comments

vicariouslyAlive

brace yourselves, random acts of violence will begin to sweep the nation since the loss in the senate for gun control...

kinda weird how the more this stuff is put into the news the more this kind of stuff happens... oh wait... forensic psychologists called that one out a long time ago and yet the media still hasn't gotten the hint that the more violence is broadcasted across the world the more violence we can expect to occur.

shucks

Are you saying that gun law proponents are now going to use guns to get revenge for losing in the Senate for gun legislation ?

KnuckleDragger

You libbys are nuts, so I wouldn't rule it out.

shucks

I would expect that from the Right, they are willing to take the whole USA down to get what they want.

Pterocarya frax...

So if we can just keep the media from covering these acts, then they will stop occurring?

Of course...why didn't I see we should just all stick our heads in the sand?

KnuckleDragger

Next thing you are going to say is that these terrorist aren't muslim, despite that Chechnya is predominantly Sunni Muslim...you know just like Bin Laden was?

Pterocarya frax...

I wasn't going to say anything like that, because I don't know that yet. Just like you don't know that they are Muslim, or that religion had anything to do with the bombings.

I do think it is pure silliness to suggest that the media doesn't cover it, though. Do you disagree, or would you rather just keep trying to put words in my mouth?

KnuckleDragger

Brace yourselves libby morons. The shooting in Boston was done by the bombing suspects. They shot the cop, stole his cruiser and then robbed a 7 eleven with one of them having a boumb strapped to his chest. The cops killed one of them and the other is on the loose. Both of them have been identified by the FBI as Checnyian. Chechnya has been known as a hotbed for terrorists. Have a nice day.

arnmcrmn

Good post Knuckle D.......Chechnya = Middle Easts brother in law.

Gardenman

So sad again. This time another police officer killed. Know its been said and reality is there is no sense to terrorism But I fail to see what any of those runners had done to either of these men. What harm had they done. Some will live without their loved ones, othes without limbs, and everyone will be marked with emotional stress for the rest of their lives. Makes no sense.

It is so painful knowing all these folks were just doing something they loved and were so brutally treated by terrorism. I guess if any of this made sense there would be no terrorism. Our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.

Centauri

"The shooting came little more than three days after the twin bombings on the Boston Marathon that killed three people"

I was aware of the news stories about the shooting of the MIT police officer which came three days after the Boston bombing. There was no mention at the time that the shooting was in any way related to the bombings.

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"While video of at least one suspect planting the bomb exists, the FBI had chosen not to release it, according to the official. One reason, according to the official, is that were the media to repeatedly show the suspects leaving the bomb, it might cause some people to overreact if they came into contact with them."

Will the FBI now release that video of the suspect planting the bomb next to that mailbox in the second explosion? I would also like to see the damage done to the mailbox.

arnmcrmn

Now the aunt of these terrorits (who is from Canada) is on TV saying "FBI need to show me da evidence...where da evidence......ummmm lets see, they robbed a store, hijacked a car and then threw explosives out of it at police officers chasing them, then killed an MIT officer and now the one that is still alive is in hiding.....Lady, thats all the evidence you are gonna get and hopefully the police take out this last one to save the tax dollars on a ridiculous trial.