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UCF Believes Attack Was Planned By Dead Student

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


A University of Central Florida spokesman says it appeared that a student who committed suicide there planned an attack on campus.

Spokesman Grant Heston says that materials found in the dorm room made it appear that a wider attack was planned.

Police say he pulled a gun on another student, who then called police.

Heston says the university was in the process of removing the 30-year-old student from the dorm before Monday. Campus Police Chief Richard Beary say four makeshift explosive devices were found in a back pack. Beary says he believes that the dead student pulled a fire alarm in the dorm to get other students out in the open for an attack.

The student was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound with guns and the explosives.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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Hundreds of students have been evacuated from a dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando after explosives devices were found while authorities were investigating a death.

Police were called to Tower 1 early Monday after a fire alarm went off. Arriving officers found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police told local TV stations they found an assault weapon and improvised explosive devices on the scene.

About 500 students were evacuated from the dorm and a parking garage was closed.

The university has cancelled classes through noon Monday as a precaution.

A statement on the university's website said the UCF Arena will open Monday morning to accommodate displaced students.

It was not immediately known whether the dead man is a student.


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