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March 20th, 2013
08:26 AM ET

UCF Campus Police Chief: We may never know exactly why student planned massacre

A potentially deadly massacre was thwarted Tuesday when a University of Central Florida student called police after spotting his roommate, James Seevakumaran, with a gun. Police arrived at the scene within minutes, but Seevakumaran had already taken his life, leaving an arsenal of weapons and ammunition behind. Richard Beary, UCF Campus Police Chief, joins "Starting Point" on Wednesday to offer details on the thwarted shooting suspect's plans.

“The information that we have and the writings that we’ve been able to recover indicate that, yes, he did have a plan. It was a checklist to keep him on track. We’ve seen these in other situations across the country and this one kind of matches the same thing – trying to make sure they stay on track with their plans," Beary explains.

The Police Chief adds that the suspect's motive remains unclear.

“We continue to do some analytical research on his computer to see if we can come up with something there," the Police Chief says. “With these situations, you can’t get inside people’s heads. We may never know exactly. What we do know is that we stopped a bad situation."


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