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1 Dead, Explosives Found In Fla. College Dorm

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ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS NEWS/AP) -- 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 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.

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