The Cambridge Fire Department responded to MIT five times on Sunday night to vandalism by a Boston University student. Within a few minutes of each other, fire pull stations in the Student Center (W20) and Kresge Auditorium (W16) were pulled shortly before 10 p.m., evacuating both buildings. Within the next hour, the same happened in Building 13, where power was also lost throughout much of the building, presumably from the perpetrator flipping circuit breakers.
In the next hour, the Fire Department returned another time in response to an alarm in Building 31 (the Sloan Automobile Lab). MIT Police apprehended the suspected vandal — apparently with the assistance of MIT people who chased and caught him — and said he was a BU student.
The Fire Department returned to Bldg. 31 for the fifth and last time just after 11 p.m. in response to a water flow alarm. An emergency eyewash on the third floor had been activated, causing flooding on the third and second floors, and requiring Facilities electricians to come in and assess damage.
Cambridge Fire finally left MIT around 11:55 p.m., and MIT Facilities restored power to Bldg. 31 an hour later.