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MIT: Campus clear after police officer's shooting

A police officer evacuates a shoeless man holding a child as members of law enforcement conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.  (Matt Rourke)
A police officer evacuates a shoeless man holding a child as members of law enforcement conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area. (Matt Rourke)
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Updated: 4/19/2013 1:19 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) --Police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say a suspect in the fatal shooting of an officer is no longer on campus.

MIT is urging its 11,000 students to "remain vigilant" and has canceled classes today.

[SPECIAL COVERAGE: BOSTON MARATHON TERROR ATTACK]

The MIT officer was shot Thursday night on the prestigious university's campus just outside Boston. He was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

The school released this statement: "MIT is heartbroken by the news that an MIT Police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday night on campus, near Building 32 (the Stata Center). Our thoughts are now with the family."

The shooting comes just days after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people, wounded more than 180 others and led to an increase in security in the region.

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