Police officer shot at in US

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 04:50 hrs

Boston: A police officer was shot at in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus Thursday night, authorities said.

MIT reported on its website that gunshots were reported late in the night on campus, and police said a MIT police officer has been shot.

According to MIT, gunshots were reported at 10.48 p.m. near Building 32.

Media quoted police as saying an MIT police officer has been shot with life threatening injuries.

Authorities investigating an "active shooter incident".

The school advised students and faculty to stay indoors and away from the building and surrounding area.

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