MIT Police is currently working with Massachusetts State Police on an investigation into gunshots fired in the vicinity of 400 Memorial Drive, apparently during the early morning hours of August 28, 2018. No injuries have been reported and there are no known direct threats
• If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the MIT Police, at W89, 301 Vassar Street, 617-253-1212; or anonymously at 617-258-8477 (8-TIPS) or contact the State Police by calling 911.
• If you See Something, Say Something: If at any time you observe any type of suspicious activity or have been the victim of a violent crime, regardless of the location of the incident, please notify the MIT Police Department immediately at 617-253-1212.
• If you are indoors and hear the sound of gunfire outside, shelter in place. This means drawing curtains, locking doors, staying low to the ground, and wait for further instructions.
The MIT Police wants to remind the MIT community that we are located in an urban setting and share many of the crime and safety issues that exist in any city. Community members should be vigilant while walking throughout campus and surrounding areas both during the day and at night and to take the appropriate precautions, such as walking with others and utilizing SafeRide. Please review the MIT Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 for further Streetwise suggestions.
Sgt. Andrew Turco