Roommate's 911 Call May Have Stopped UCF Shooter
Seevakumaran brandished gun at him
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 19, 2013 11:35 AM CDT
In this mug shot released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows James Seevakumaran on October 30, 2006.   (AP Photo/Florida Highway Patrol)

(Newser) – Police say we may have James Oliver Seevakumaran's roommate to thank for averting a shooting spree. Just before Seevakumaran pulled his dorm fire alarm yesterday he pointed a gun at his roommate, who ran, hid in a bathroom, and dialed 911, authorities tell Fox News. University of Central Florida police reacted swiftly to the call, and authorities believe that may have been what made Seevakumaran panic and shoot himself instead of his former classmates.

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Mar 19, 2013 3:04 PM CDT
How's that multiculturalism working out? I can tell you Orlando isn't worth visiting any more unless you have a death wish
Mar 19, 2013 1:25 PM CDT
Gee, a telephone and a bathroom door were effective at saving this man's life.
Mar 19, 2013 12:08 PM CDT
What REALLY would have stopped the gun nut in the FIRST PLACE: BAN THE GUNS AND AMMO, NOW! Send the NRA and other gun-nut crazies to planet Mars!