Update at 12:28 p.m.: The McCormack building has been reopened, per the university.
Update at 12:20 p.m.: “There is no threat” at UMass Boston, Massachusetts State Police just said on its Twitter account. “False report. Scene is clear,” it added.
There were reports of a threat at @UmassBoston. There is no threat. False report. Scene is clear.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) December 16, 2013
The University of Massachusetts Boston has ordered an evacuation of the McCormack building on its campus, due to a “possible person with a firearm.”
It urged members of the school community to avoid the area around the building.
UMass Boston said officials were on scene.
We’ll update this post with more information when it becomes available.