Hundreds of students from University of Central Florida (UCF) have found themselves without residence after being evacuated from Tower 1 early Monday morning. Students were asked to leave while Florida authorities investigate the death of of a Florida man who was found dead in a dorm from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.
The man was also found with a handgun, assault weapon, and bag of improvised explosive devices. As a precaution, the student residence and a parking garage were closed down and a bomb squad was called in.
Police found the body at around 12:20 a.m on Monday morning in Tower 1. Some news outlets are reporting that they arrived on the scene after a fire alarm was set off, others say police were called in after someone dialed 9-1-1 to report a person had a gun.
UCF is home to some 59,000 students. The displaced students will be housed in UCF Arena. The school has not officially stated whether or not the man is a student, but some local Florida affiliates say he was. University authorities do not believe that the students are in danger but have canceled classes through noon on Monday as a precaution.