'Improvised explosive devices' on Florida uni campus

The University of Central Florida has closed its main campus in Orlando while police investigate an apparent suicide and a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) found overnight in a hall of residence.

An alert on the website of the University of Central Florida
An alert on the website of the University of Central Florida Credit: University of Central Florida

A notice on the university's website said that all classes due to start before noon had been cancelled, and instructed only "essential personnel" to report for work.

The notice said police received a fire alarm call at twenty minutes past midnight local time (4:30 GMT).

On arriving, they reportedly found a "victim who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound" as well as a "handgun, an assault weapon and IEDs".

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