MIT orders lockdown after report of gunman on campus

Cops say they received report there could be person in campus with long rifle and wearing body armor.

Written by Reuters | Boston | Published: February 23, 2013 9:12:15 pm

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday issued a “shelter in place” lockdown warning after police said they had received a report there could be a person in a campus building with a long rifle and wearing body armor.

The notice on MIT’s website said multiple law enforcement agencies including Cambridge Police had responded to the campus.

The Cambridge Police Department said on its website that it had searched the building with “negative results” and more information would follow.

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