MIT Officer Fatally Shot in Cambridge, Mass by Heavily Armed Robbery Suspects – Explosives Possibly Found



Unknown at this time if incident is related to the Boston Marathon Bombing

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was fatally shot Thursday night near a building on the university’s campus.

The MIT police officer was responding to a report of a disturbance in the area when he was found with “multiple gunshot wounds,” the Middlesex County District Attorney Attorney’s office said in a press release on their website.

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

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UPDATE

Very fluid situation – These reports are coming from a variety of news sources – the reports may not be accurate. We will attempt to confirm before posting. This is preliminary – Apparently two robbery suspects were confronted by campus police. A campus officer was shot and killed, and a car carjacked. There are reports that the suspects were heavily armed, possibly with explosives. There is an extensive search underway.

LIVE VIDEO from Scene

First-hand account of shoot-out and explosives from NY Times LINK

Suspect that was shot has died.

BREAKING – WHDH News 7 reports sources have told them these are the Boston bombing suspects

4:10 am EST – Suspect #2 reportedly surrounded in Watertown building. SWAT teams moving into position.

Search continues – Law enforcement officials have identified the suspect still on the loose as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was identified as the man killed during an encounter with police after an armed carjacking of a Mercedes SUV in Cambridge. Tsarnaev was believed to be in his mid-20s.

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4/19 6:57 PM ; Shots reportedly being fired in Watertown – lots of activity

7:28 pm EST  Suspect reported alive and moving – surrounded by SWAT team members.

8:48 pm EST Suspect in custody.
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