Mass. Art, Wentworth Go Into Lockdown After Reports Of Person With Gun

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two Boston Colleges went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon after reports of a person with a gun in the area, but the lockdowns were lifted shortly after the reports turned out to be false.

Boston Police said dispatchers got a call about a possible man with a gun in the area of 620 Huntington Avenue, near the Longwood Medical Area. This came after a Wentworth student told Police they saw an armed person in the area of Mass. Art's artist's residence, according to a tweet from Mass. Art.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Wentworth Institute of Technology posted emergency alerts telling all students to go into lockdown. However, Boston Police confirmed that the gun spotted by the student was actually a fake gun.

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Both schools have since lifted their lockdowns and Boston Police has cleared the scene. Mass. Art tweeted earlier that classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day.

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