BREAKING: Gunshots heard on Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus.

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    (Reuters) - Gunshots were heard near a building on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, the school said on its website on Thursday.

    The shots "were reported near Building 32 ... which is currently surrounded by responding agencies," according to a statement on the MIT website for emergency information.

    Representatives for local police agencies could not immediately be reached for comment.



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    From Channel 7 Boston, an MIT police officer has been shot and taken to MGH with life-threatening injuries.

    Too much bad **** happening around here this week. :(:mad:
     
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    Kinda stupid with all of the police activity going on in the state right now to do something like this, but then again, gun violence has been more and more common these days it seems.

    If this was something planned, maybe he thought the police would be distracted and diverted sue to the bombing??? Just a guess...
     
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    This is very sad.. I wasn't watching the news when this unfolded, but I do see a lot of changes going in this country... something like this would never have happened back in the 1980s.. At least since I have been in the USA I have never heard of school shootings occurring anywhere..

    I wonder if all these events have something to do with the future of the USA?

    Again, very sad indeed.
     
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    I'm sorry man. Really..
     
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    ***** going down. Another officer is down in Watertown, multiple shots fired, at least 2 explosions and possible IED in the street.

    One suspect in custody, one at gunpoint. Unclear but unlikely to be related to the Marathon attack and might not even be related to the MIT officer shot earlier tonight.

    This is crazy
     
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    Is it? When I was growing up in East New York in the late 80's and 90's, black and hispanic kids were getting killed nightly.

    No all that crazy from my perspective.
     
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    Is this for real?

    Edit: seems it is :(
     
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    I saw one of the suspects on TV and he had blonde curly hair. Looked nothing like the Boston Bombers.
     
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    "The 2nd suspect is not in custody" been going over the scanners last couple of minutes. The blonde hair guy might have been a guy who was misidentified.
     
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    Well there were at least 5 cops pointing their guns at him while he was laying flat on the ground with his arms stretched out.
     
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    Just heard on the scanner looking for middle eastern male. :eek:
     
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    I know, I'm watching it on local news, been flipping back between WHDH and WCVB.

    Also listening to BPD scanner and they are still looking for someone.

    The white blonde haired kid doesn't match the descriptions from the original carjacking either. The report was "two middle eastern men hijacked black mercedes suv at gunpoint".

    EDIT: Guy shown on the ground was released and is walking home. Wrong place at the wrong time. Still looking for suspect #2.
     
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    I was just watching streaming video from WHDH, they said one suspect wounded taken to the hospital and one in custody.

    Hmmm, now it looks like they are still looking.
     
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    So all the reporters up from Connecticut are reporting more than the Boston people.:p
     
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    Yeah, they had a 2nd guy in custody but it wasn't the guy and he's been released.

    They are still looking. I'm listening to BPD scanner right now.
     
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    OK, I'm watching closed captioned as everyone is asleep and it's kind of wonky anyway.

    Thanks for the updates.
     
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    Could this just be typical crime going on in metro Boston ?
     
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    Boston Globe just sent out a tweet. "One Marathon bombing suspect has been caught, and another is on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police, officials said."
     
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    Definitely not typical.

    On scanner just now: 15 shots fired
     
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    Multiple explosions, shootout with long guns? No way.

    Saw the tweet, but there's no confirmation this is related by anyone else yet.

    I hope it is though, but take it all with a grain of salt. Remember these same news outlets reported an arrest had already gone down on Tuesday.
     
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