University of Central Florida attack plotter wanted to ‘give them hell’
by Kyle Hightower, Associated Press and Mike Schneider, Associated Press
March 19, 2013 04:52 PM | 1101 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
University of Central Florida police Chief Richard Beary, right, shows an example of the assault rifle, along with explosive devices, found in the dorm room of James Oliver Seevakumaran, who died of an apparent suicide in the room, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. Watching are UCF president John Hitt, left, and Grant Heston, UCF associate vice-president of communications and public affairs. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
University of Central Florida police Chief Richard Beary, right, shows an example of the assault rifle, along with explosive devices, found in the dorm room of James Oliver Seevakumaran, who died of an apparent suicide in the room, Monday, March 18, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. Watching are UCF president John Hitt, left, and Grant Heston, UCF associate vice-president of communications and public affairs. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the student behind a foiled attack plot at a Florida university was working off a checklist that included plans to get drunk, pull a fire alarm and then “give them hell.”

University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary says James Oliver Seevakumaran was crossing items off his list the night he planned to attack his classmates.

He was found dead from a self-inflicted wound in his dorm room after the fire alarm was pulled and officers closed in.

The list found along with his body included going to a bar and pulling the fire alarm. Beary says the final item was “give them hell.”

Beary says authorities confirmed he went to the bar and drank.

Officials also say that more packages were waiting for Seevakumaran at a campus mailroom that included two more magazines for his rifle.

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March 20, 2013
Yea another foreign terrorist here and we educating them to go out and kill us, his family probably has a Subway or dry cleaner and a small business loan you and I couldn’t get. Thank God the police acted so quickly and yes a gun did make a difference the chicken killed himself

“History repeats itself”

However on June 5, 1974 he was surrounded by the Sri Lankan Police. Fearing torture he swallowed cyanide and killed himself. Hence was born the cyanide culture in the Tamil militancy. It is claimed Sivakumaran is the first Tamil militant to die for the cause.

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