Monday, 18 March 2013

UCF student kills himself in dorm - and body and is found with an assault rifle and EXPLOSIVES.



  • Student found dead with handgun, assault rifle and bag of explosives.
  • Police were dispatched to investigate a pulled fire alarm, but received a call while en route about a man with a gun

Police investigating a man with a gun on the University of Central Florida campus were stunned to find a student had killed himself, and his body was found with an arsenal of guns and explosives.
Hundreds of students were evacuated early Monday from the dorm on the Orlando campus.
University police were called to the dorm around 12:20am after a fire alarm went off, UCF spokesman Grant Heston said. 
While they were on their way to the scene, a 911 call came in about a man with a gun.
Death on campus: Cops investigating a man with a gun at a UCF dorm found a student had killed himself, and his body was found with an arsenal of guns and explosives
Death on campus: Cops investigating a man with a gun at a UCF dorm found a student had killed himself, and his body was found with an arsenal of guns and explosives
Arriving officers found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a residence at the Tower 1 dorm.
Heston said the dorm has suites, with a main kitchen and living area, along with four bedrooms. The dead man was inside one of the rooms.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that the man was a student at the university.
 
    Inside the room, police also found an assault weapon, a handgun and improvised explosive devices.
    Heston said the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the FBI are helping with the investigation.
    Investigation: About 500 students were evacuated from the dorm as police examined the explosives found inside
    Investigation: About 500 students were evacuated from the dorm as police examined the explosives found inside
    The sheriff's bomb squad was examining the explosive devises Monday morning.
    About 500 students were evacuated from the dorm and an adjacent parking garage was closed. That garage has since reopened.
    'We don't believe there is any imminent threat to the campus,' Heston said.
    The university cancelled classes through noon on Monday as a precaution.
    Emergency: The Orange County Sheriff's Office and the FBI are helping with the investigation
    Emergency: The Orange County Sheriff's Office and the FBI are helping with the investigation
    A statement on the university's website said the UCF Arena would open to accommodate displaced students. 
    Counselors would be available to talk to students who need assistance.
    A spokeswoman for State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan said he was called this morning by UCF President John Hitt and told about the situation unfolding on campus.
    'As far as we know no other students are in danger,' Kim Wilmath said.

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