Guns, explosives found after Fla. student suicide

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm •  Published: March 18, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A college student killed himself in a dorm at the University of Central Florida early Monday and investigators found homemade explosives and two guns in the room, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people in the middle of the night, authorities said.

Authorities gave no immediate details on what the student may have been planning.

"Obviously you never want somebody to commit suicide, but knowing what we know about what was in his room, we feel better at least that no one else was hurt," said Grant Heston, a spokesman at the 51,000-student campus.

Classes and other campus operations resumed around noon after the explosive devices were taken away, while the dorm remained closed, Heston said. A bomb squad spent the morning examining the devices.

University police were called to the Tower I building around 12:20 a.m. after a fire alarm went off, Heston said. While they were on their way, a 911 call came in about a man with a gun.

Officers arrived to find a student dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the dorm where he lived with three roommates, police said.

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