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.