Hoax Report of Gunman Puts MIT in Lockdown
Police closed down surrounding streets this morning
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2013 10:57 AM CST
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(Newser) – MIT got a scare this morning as police descended on the campus to investigate reports of a man with a rifle and body armor. The good news is that it turned out to be a false alarm; the bad news is that it doesn't appear to have been an honest mistake: “Report came in as an possible barricaded armed suspect, but it turned out to be a hoax,” says a State Police spokesman. The campus went into lockdown after 7:30, and police declared it safe about three hours later, reports the Boston Globe.

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lilia.s
Feb 23, 2013 1:47 PM CST
probably a student who had an early class and wanted to sleep in. one who has the means to easily spoof their call origination (skype) so she or he won't get caught...its MIT after all.
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Feb 23, 2013 11:52 AM CST
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