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UCF Releases More Details on Planned Attack

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

James Seevakumaran (University of Central Florida)

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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