The University of Central Florida's main campus in Orlando is closed while police investigate a suspicious death and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) found in the Tower 1 residence hall last night, according to UCF’s website.
Campus police responded to a fire alarm called in around 12:20 a.m. and about the same time also received a 911 report about a man with a gun in the Tower 1 dorm.
When police arrived at the dorm, they discovered one male victim dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The dorm was immediately evacuated.
FOX News in Fla. reported that the suicide victim was a student.
While searching the scene, police found a handgun, an assault weapon and the IEDs.
Although UCF cancelled all classes today before noon, essential campus personnel were requested to report for work per usual.
The Tower 1 dorm still remains evacuated.
The UCF website went on to state that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are working with the UCF Police Department with the investigation and to further examine the IEDs found at the scene.
“University police responded immediately when we received a fire alarm call and a subsequent 911 call,” Police Chief Richard Beary said.
“The safety of our students in Tower 1 and our entire campus community is our top priority.”
Approximately 500 students were evacuated from Tower 1.
UCF reported that updates will be posted on their website.
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