UCF cancels classes after death, explosive found

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 4:49 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Hundreds of students have been evacuated from a dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando after explosives devices were found while authorities were investigating a death.  

Police were called to Tower 1 early Monday after a fire alarm went off. Arriving officers found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police told local TV stations they found an assault weapon and improvised explosive devices on the scene.  

About 500 students were evacuated from the dorm and a parking garage was closed.  

The university has cancelled classes through noon Monday as a precaution. 

A statement on the university's website said the UCF Arena will open Monday morning to accommodate displaced students.  

It was not immediately known whether the dead man is a student.
 

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