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Orlando, Florida (CNN) -- A former University of Central Florida student found dead in his dorm room of an apparent suicide, alongside weapons and a backpack of bombs, planned a larger attack, officials said Monday. School spokesman Grant Heston identified the student as 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran. He was at the university from fall 2010 through fall 2012 but was not enrolled for the spring semester and was in the process of being removed from the dorm room where he lived.
"While the crime scene processing was under way in that room, we found some notes and some writings that indicated that this was a planned attack," UCF Police Chief Richard Beary told reporters. He said Seevakumaran's plan appeared to be set in motion as early as February, when weapons and ammunition purchases were made. Seevakumaran developed a time line, detailing where he planned to be and what he hoped to do. That plan never came to fruition, however, thanks in part to the rapid response of law enforcement, Beary said. "It could have been a very bad day for everybody here. All things considered, I think that we were very blessed here at the University of Central Florida," he told reporters. When police entered the dorm room, they found Seevakumaran, dead from an apparent self-inflicted single gunshot wound to the head, a handgun, an assault weapon, a couple hundred rounds of ammunition, and four improvised explosive devices in a backpack. An Orange County Sheriff's bomb squad team examined the explosives and rendered them harmless.
Federal agents have joined the investigation. It all started around 12:20 a.m., when a fire alarm went off at the Tower 1 dormitory. Police believe that Seevakumaran pulled the alarm, then went to his room to pick up the weapons. There, he encountered one of his roommates, who told police that Seevakumaran pointed a weapon at him. The roommate ran into a bathroom and called 911. Officers arrived within minutes to rescue the roommate. They found Seevakumaran's body in his bedroom.
There is more at this link, but this is the highlight of the events. Scary stuff. So now we IED's on the list in which folks can get to kill people. Its just not about guns any more. Those IED's could have killed a whole lot more people then just the guns themselves.Answer Question
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