Nightly News   |  March 19, 2013

Inside room of UCF student who plotted rampage

Campus police at the University of Central Florida released surveillance video taken from a helmet cam as they unlocked the door to James Seevakumaran’s room, finding the student dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say two packages had been mailed to Seevakumaran containing new ammunition clips, and he had made a timeline of what he planned to do. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we are learning more tonight about how close we came to a shooting rampage, this time at the university of central florida . police released video taken from helmet cameras as they responded to a 911 call about a student with a gun. a fire alarm was blaring the whole time. upon entering the dorm room they spotted his body on the floor and at least two weapons nearby. police say he was working off a checklist of his own making which included pulling the fire alarm and wanting to, quote, give them hell. he turned the gun on himself in the end as police closed in.