Florida University Student Had Planned Wider Attack Prior to Suicide
University of Central Florida student James Oliver Seevakumaran had reportedly planned a wider attack before police responded to a 911 call placed by his roommate, prompting a police response that appears to have thwarted his plan.
Seevakumaran committed suicide early on March 18th in his Orlando dorm room with a firearm shot, wrote the Associated Press. His body was found surrounded by two guns, hundreds of ammunition rounds, and a backpack stuffed with explosive devices.
The 30-year-old Seevakumaran was a “former student” according to the Orlando Sentinel but was still living on campus when he planned the attack, and reportedly pulled a fire alarm in an effort to alarm students, who he then planned to kill.