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University of Central Florida on Lockdown After Police Find Explosives, Dead Man in Dorm UPDATE

Categories: Crime
When police at the University of Central Florida responded to a fire alarm in a dorm early this morning, they found a nightmare scenario: one man dead of a gunshot wound inside a dorm room full of improvised explosives and heavy weaponry.

UCF has now canceled classes and evacuated hundreds of students as the FBI moves in to investigate.

Update: UCF has resumed its afternoon classes after bomb techs disposed of the explosives. The school has confirmed that the dead man was a student in the dorm.

A fire alarm sounded inside Tower 1, a large on-campus dorm, just before 12:30 a.m., a campus spokesman tells the AP. As officers were en route to check it out, another call came in that a man with a gun was inside the same hall.

When police arrived, they found that man dead of what's believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The AP reports that officials are still trying to determine if the dead man was a UCF student.

The real cause for concern, though, were a few other things that police found inside the dorm room: a handgun, an assault rifle, and numerous improvised explosive devices.

UCF has canceled all classes until noon and ordered everyone off the main campus. Fox News reports that the FBI has moved in to help with the investigation.

Here's the scene on campus earlier this morning, with police blocking off access to the school's main thoroughfares:

via @AmyPavukOS's Twitter
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