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02-23-2013, 04:53 PM
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Artemis
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Originally Posted by Alycat View Post
If anyone lives in and around MIT please be careful! There's a report that there is a gunman on the loose and the police have told everyone to stay inside and have shut down roads. Scary stuff!
Hoax, per AP:

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A false report of a gunman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that briefly caused a campus-wide lockdown Saturday stemmed from an electronic message sent to police, authorities said.

Officers searched for a man reported to be carrying a long rifle and wearing body armor but found nothing unusual, Cambridge police said. The report that alleged that the gunman was barricaded inside a building on campus turned out to be a hoax, and there was no threat to public safety, state police spokesman David Procopio said.

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