Body, Explosives Found in Florida Dorm Room
Man dead in apparent suicide at University of Central Florida
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 18, 2013 6:37 AM CDT
Updated Mar 18, 2013 11:02 AM CDT
Various police agencies are seen during an investigation at the University of Central Florida, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

(Newser) – The University of Central Florida cancelled morning classes and evacuated roughly 500 students from a dorm today after police found explosive devices while investigating an apparent suicide on campus; a rep for the school says the dead male was a student at the university. Police were called to the campus' Tower 1 at 12:20am today when a fire alarm went off, and received a call about a man with a gun while en route, the AP reports.

They found a man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with an assault weapon, a handgun, and explosives. The body was found in one of the dorm's suites, which is comprised of a kitchen/living area and four bedrooms. "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," says the rep, who noted the dead man had three roommates. Classes resume at noon.

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Mar 18, 2013 11:51 AM CDT
Where in the heck is the ATF mentioned here? But, no...we found all these assault weapons, explosives etc....and then Officer Barney Fife subdued the firepower and reopened the University. Has campus police forces resorted to hiring ex-Blackwater employees? Is that why they knew it was safe? This article is pretty messed up in some senses. I'm confused. They don't even mention if they took the suite mates into custody for questioning. WTF? I'm sure the roommates were pretty content knowing that the guy they partied with on St. Patty's day was going to blast some shit up.
Mar 18, 2013 11:30 AM CDT
"but knowing what we know about what was in his room, we feel better at least that no one else was hurt " Exactly.....unlike those cowards, Adam Lanza, and James Holmes who had to kill innocent men, women and children It's good this person committed suicide instead
Mar 18, 2013 10:46 AM CDT
Moron comments from uncritical, unthinking Americans. The death state as entertainment See you in the NDAA camps, morons