The student who committed suicide at the University of Central Florida has been identified as James Oliver Seevakumaran. He was plotting to kill classmates with improvised explosives and an assault rifle. Police reportedly found about 200 rounds of ammunition, two guns (one a tactical assault rifle) and a backpack filled with four IEDs.
They also found writings detailing an elaborate plan to carry out the attack. According to media reports, police believe James Oliver Seevakumaran pulled the fire alarm about 12:21 a.m. to get students out of their rooms and into the open.
Seevakumaran pulled a gun on another student, who then called police, said University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary. He then killed himself with a shot to the head moments later as police officers were responding to the call.
“His timeline got off,” Beary said. “We think the rapid response of law enforcement may have changed his ability to think quickly on his feet.” Source
Seevakumaran, who was in the process of being kicked out of UCF, bought the weapons at an Orlando-area gun shop. He had no disciplinary record at the university, but was arrested in 2006 for misuse of a temporary tag and driving with a suspended license.