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Authorities Investigating Death Of MIT Graduate Student

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A 23-year-old graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been found dead in his room.

MIT says in a statement that the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office is following standard procedure in investigating the death of Hadi Kasab and that campus police have determined there is no threat to the community.

The Saida, Lebanon, native was found Thursday in his room at the Sidney-Pacific graduate residence hall. The cause of death has not been determined.

MIT says Kasab was second-year graduate student in its Computation for Design and Optimization program.

MIT President L. Rafael Reif encouraged students who may be affected by Kasab’s death to take advantage of the institute’s support and mental health services during “this painful time.”

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