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ORLANDO, Fla.(CBS News)-- 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 a handgun, an assault weapon and improvised explosive devices on the scene.
It was not immediately known whether the dead man is a student.
About 500 students were evacuated from the dorm to the student union, and a parking garage was closed.
The university has cancelled classes through noon Monday as a precaution.
"It's unnerving, for sure," one young woman told CBS Affiliate WKMG. "Definitely not used to it, especially living on campus. You hear about that a lot living off campus, but it's especially rare living on campus."
A statement on the university's website said the UCF Arena will open Monday morning to accommodate displaced students. UCF is the nation's second-largest university with nearly 60,000 students, according to WKMG.
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