AUTHORITIES IN MASSACHUSETTS say a report of a gunman on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus was a hoax and that there is no threat to public safety.
Cambridge police said today that officers searched for a man reported to be carrying a long rifle and wearing body armour and found nothing.
A spokeswoman says the university also called off a campus-wide lockdown.
State police spokesman David Procopio says the report of a gunman turned out to be a hoax.
About 11,000 people attend the prestigious school outside Boston.