MIT outside of Boston locks down campus after reports of gunman on campus

Law enforecement responds to gun threat on campus

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says a man carrying a long rifle and wearing body armor was spotted in a campus building, and the school is on lockdown.

MIT said in a statement Saturday that several law enforcement agencies have responded, and a photo that appears to have been tweeted from near campus shows a road blocked to traffic.
 
The school advises students and workers to stay indoors and report suspicious activity to campus police.
 
Police in Mass. say after search that reports of gunman on MIT campus are unfounded.
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