Explosive Device College

UPDATE: Police have identified the man who committed suicide as 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran, a business major who was not enrolled in classes this semester.  Authorities say Seevakumaran pointed a weapon at his roommate, who called 911, then shot himself before police arrived.  In his backpack, police found four homemade explosive devices.  Seevakumaran also had a .45-caliber handgun and 22-magnum tactical rifle in his room, along with a couple hundred rounds of ammo.  Investigators also say they found a written "plan of attack" and "timeline" from the gunman following his suicide, and say they are thankful that no one else was hurt.

Explosive Device College

Police and the FBI are investigating after a student at the University of Central Florida, outside Orlando, is believed to have committed suicide and was in possession of an improvised bomb.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports from Miami:

Explosive Device College

That dead man on campus at the University of Central Florida is now confirmed to have been a student who shot himself to death, and who was found near a bag of homemade explosives...

(Heston) "We don't believe that there is an imminent risk to the campus, in that we have our fleet of emergency responders here to deal with the improvised explosive devices."

Says UCF VP Grant Heston. But the dorm building is still cleared of its 500 residents and morning classes cancelled police now say the deceased had both a handgun and an assault rifle in his room.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.

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