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Suicidal Fla. Student Planned Attack, Explosives Found

March 18, 2013  | 

The former University of Central Florida (UCF) student who was found dead in his dorm room Monday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound planned to attack fellow students but changed his mind.

Authorities told the Orlando Sentinel that James Oliver Seevakumaran, 30, left writings in his dorm room indicating his plans.

Seevakumaran pulled a fire alarm in Tower 1 around 12:20 a.m., and planned to attack other students as they tried to escape. Shortly after that, he decided not to kill others, instead taking his own life after he went back into his dorm room. Seevakumaran may have pulled a gun on one of his roommates who then escaped and called 911, reports the Sentinel.

In the Seevakumaran's room, authorities found a .45-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber tactical rifle, a couple hundred rounds of ammunition and four homemade explosives in a backpack, reports the New York Daily News. Campus police, the FBI, and the Orange County Sheriff's bomb squad responded to the scene.

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Jim A @ 3/18/2013 7:19 PM

James, thank you so much for changing your mind at the last minute. It just proves that these people know EXACTLY what they are doing - and they carry out their actions deliberately. And when they survive, they should be punished severely and deliberately.

Sgt. Mike @ 3/18/2013 8:18 PM

"Assault weapon" I hope by this the author meant to refer to a fully automatic or burst riffle. If the weapon was semi-auto then this is a common misuse of the term as defined by the ATF and Justice Department that is common among the anti-gun nuts. I would expect a higher level of care in the reports produced by this LE friendly publication.

H2Odeputy @ 3/19/2013 6:12 AM

Semi-auto 22 from American Tactical Imports is what the Chief is holding up!

American Tactl 522SDB10 GSG522 w/Fake Supp SA 22 LR16.25" 10+1 Blk Syn Stk Black The 522 SD has a 16.25" barrel, manual safety and a black synthetic stock with textured pistol Grip. Other features are a ribbed forend, a large shroud and a black finish.
Unit of Measure GN
Weight Per Box 9.000
UPC 813393011801
Action Semi-Automatic
Caliber 22 Long Rifle
Barrel Length 16.25"
Capacity 10+1
Trigger Standard
Safety Manual
OAL 33.6"
Stock Black Synthetic
Finish Black
Manufacturer Item Number 522SDB10
Brand American Tactical Imports
Item Type Long Gun
Length 28.0
Width 12.0
Height 4.5

WebEdPaul @ 3/19/2013 9:21 AM

@Sgt. Mike Fair point. We've updated the story with more detailed info about the weapons found in the dorm room. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

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