MIT's website has just (17 minutes ago) reported
a shooting on its campus ...
At 10:48 PM today gunshots were reported near Building 32 (Stata) which is currently surrounded by responding agencies. The area is cordoned off. Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have occurred.. Although the situation is considered active and extremely dangerous, an investigation is underway. Updates will be provided at this site when more information becomes available.
Late Update - 11:21 PM: MIT website updates, calls situation an "active shooter incident".
Late Update - 11:23 PM: Just so we're clear: there is no evidence that this is related to the bombings. But new updates suggest this is not a few random shots but a serious on-going situation that police are responding to in force. More updates to follow.
Late Update - 11:29 PM: The MIT Student paper is reporting that an MIT police officer was shot and has been taken to Mass General. Here's The Tech's twitter feed
Late Update - 11:39 PM: An update
from the Boston Globe on the officer's condition.
Late Update - 11:46 PM: CNN reporting
that FBI has responded to incident at MIT.
Late Update - 11:53 PM: Local TV report on the incident with video
. Let me stress again, no evidence
that this is related to the bombing situation.