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Boston police search neighborhood, National Guard called out

Updates of the MIT shooting and investigation: Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: April 19, 2013 at 1:54 am •  Published: April 19, 2013
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1:32 a.m. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say a suspect in the fatal shooting of an officer is no longer on campus.

No arrests have been made in the MIT officer's shooting. The shooter is being sought.

MIT said Friday on its website it's now “safe to resume normal activities.”

It's urging its 11,000 students to “remain vigilant.” It had earlier warned them to stay indoors when the shooter was on campus.

The MIT officer was shot Thursday night on the prestigious university's campus just outside Boston. He was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

1:06 a.m. WATERTOWN, Mass. — Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.

Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard.

A helicopter is circling overhead. Authorities early Friday were calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and a loud thud was heard after someone shouted “fire in the hole.”

Reporters are being told to move away from the scene. A police officer told a reporter: “If you want to live, turn off your cell phone.”

Earlier Thursday night a campus police officer was shot and killed at MIT and authorities were searching for the person responsible.

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