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Central Fla. College Student Plotted Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
In this mug shot released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows James Seevakumaran on October 30, 2006. University of Central Florida police have identified Seevakumaran as the student that killed himself in a dorm at UCF in Orlando, Fla. ,early Monday March 18, 2013. Seevakumara was found with several fire arms and a homemade device in a backpack. The incident caused the evacuation of a dorm building. (AP Photo/Florida Highway Patrol)

In this mug shot released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows James Seevakumaran on October 30, 2006. University of Central Florida police have identified Seevakumaran as the student that killed himself in a dorm at UCF in Orlando, Fla. ,early Monday March 18, 2013. Seevakumara was found with several fire arms and a homemade device in a backpack. The incident caused the evacuation of a dorm building. (AP Photo/Florida Highway Patrol)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a University of Central Florida student who pulled a dorm fire alarm in the middle of the night had a more sinister plan than sending students scurrying out into the night.

Campus police said Monday that 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran was armed with two guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a backpack filled with explosives and a plan to attack other students as they fled the seven-story dorm where he lived.

His plans were thrown off by campus police officers' quick response to the fire alarm and a 911 call from Seevakumaran's roommate who had holed himself in a bathroom after Seevakumaran pointed a gun at him.

Police officers found Seevakumaran dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his dorm room. No other students were hurt.


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