(NBC) – A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot and killed Thursday night on campus near Building 32, police said.
Shots were registered at 10:48 p.m. ET, and the situation remained “active and extremely dangerous,” according to MIT’s emergency website.
NBC affiliate WHDH said a search for the gunman was underway.
The Building 32 area was cordoned off. The university warned students and staff to “stay clear of area until further notice.”
Massachusetts State Police was assisting Cambridge and MIT police in the investigation.
“No arrest has been made and the search for a suspect or suspects is ongoing,” read a statement from the Massachusetts State Police.
The MIT police officer was responding to a report of a disturbance in the area of Vasser and Main streets, police said, when he was shot. According to authorities, the officer sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Police said there are no other victims.
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