(Reuters) - Gunshots were heard near a building on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, the school said on its website on Thursday.
The shots "were reported near Building 32 ... which is currently surrounded by responding agencies," according to a statement on the MIT website for emergency information.
The university's Twitter page also warned students of an "active shooter incident" and told them to "stay indoors and away from the area."
An MIT police officer was shot, CNN and WCVB-TV reported.
A representative for the MIT Police Department could not immediately be reached for comment.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles, David Bailey in Minnesota and Kevin Gray in Miami; Editing by Stacey Joyce and Kevin Gray)
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