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Sun February 24, 2013
Police Investigate Hoax Report at MIT
Cambridge and MIT police are trying to determine who was behind an electronic message about a possible gunman on the MIT campus that turned out to be a hoax.
Police say they’ll seek criminal charges if they identify a suspect. State and local police searched Saturday morning for a man reported to be carrying a long rifle and wearing body armor but found nothing. A spokeswoman says the university then called off a campus-wide lockdown.
Also under investigation is why students weren’t notified about the possible threat until more than one hour after Cambridge police reported it to MIT.