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1 dead, 1 at large after officer fatally shot on MIT campus

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (KMSP) -

Authorities confirm that a campus police officer has died after he was shot multiple times on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday night. 

A suspect taken into custody early Friday morning, but the Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis later confirmed that suspect died. A second suspect linked to the Boston Marathon bombing is currently being sought.

The Cambridge Police Department and the Middlesex district attorney confirmed the officer shot late Thursday night was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounce dead. His identity has not yet been released.

Gunshots were reported at 10:48 p.m. near building 32 -- also known as Stata. The Middlesex district attorney later confirmed that the officer was shot multiple times inside his car.

At 1:15 a.m., the FBI confirmed that one suspect was in custody and another is being sought. The MIT Twitter account also confirmed that it is safe to resume normal activities on campus because the suspect is no longer there.

The FBI also confirmed that they are working with their investigative partners to determine whether or not the shooting, an apparent carjacking that followed and a chase into Watertown are related to the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

The Boston Globe is reporting that an official close to the investigation said the suspect arrested in the Friday morning chase is one of the bombing suspects.

Multiple police agencies responded to the nearby community of Watertown, Mass., shortly after the campus search, and explosions were reported shortly thereafter.

MIT SHOOTING TIMELINE

FOX 25 News in Boston reported the slain MIT officer was responding to a reported disturbance near Vasser and Main streets when he was shot. 

The school sent out an alert warning students that there is an active shooter situation on campus and asking them to remain vigilant.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Emergency Information page described the situation as "fluid" and urged people in the area to stay indoors until further notice. 

By 11:40 p.m., police had also included Building 76, also known as Koch, in the cordoned-off perimeter.

At 1 a.m., the school reached out on Twitter to say the suspect had left the campus and it is safe to resume normal activities; however, they urge students to remain vigilant in the coming hours.

About 11,000 people attend the prestigious school. The Stata building where the shooting occurred has many uses, including faculty offices, classrooms and a common area.

The shooting came little more than three days after the twin bombings on the Boston Marathon that killed three people, wounded more than 180 others and led to an increase in security across the city.

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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