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MIT Police Officer Sean A. Collier was fatally shot and killed Thursday night. Collier was shot on Vassar St. in his vehicle near the Stata Center (Bldg. 32) and Koch Institute for Cancer Research (Bldg. 76). He was 27 years old and a resident of Somerville.

MIT Police Chief John DiFava, in a statement, described Collier as a dedicated officer who was extremely well liked by his colleagues and the MIT community.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., police received reports of shots fired on the MIT campus, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office said. At 10:30 p.m., Collier was found shot in his vehicle in the area of Vassar and Main streets. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds, and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and there pronounced deceased, the statement said.

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EDITORS, LAST UPDATED AT 2:53 A.M. 4/20/13
Boston Police announced at 9:45 p.m. on Friday that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, had been taken into custody after an intense manhunt that lasted nearly 24 hours, ending the threat to public safety.
STAFF REPORTER UPDATED 5:30 A.M. 4/19/13
April 19, 2013
Yesterday evening, terrible events unfolded on and near MIT's campus. An MIT Police officer, who is still unnamed, was reported shot at 10:48 p.m. near the Stata Center, and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
April 19, 2013
The following story was completed prior to the events early this morning. At the time of publication, according to the Boston Globe, it appears that one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been captured. The two suspects were chased to Watertown by police, and one suspect is still on the loose. It is unclear if these events are related to the shooting near the Stata Center. For more information, see our coverage in this issue.
April 19, 2013
In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, there have been several reports of suspicious packages found on campus. Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation Kirk D. Kolenbrander sent an email to all of MIT campus on Tuesday instructing people to not leave their belongings unattended in public places and to call the MIT Police immediately if they see something suspicious.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
April 19, 2013
Monday’s marathon bombings took a heavy emotional toll on MIT. While no students or faculty at MIT were physically injured at by the attack, the stories that have since emerged show that the bombings have still deeply hurt many in the MIT community. But through the tragedy, we’ve seen the Institute’s strength through stories of inspiration, hope, and community.