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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UCF evacuates building after a student wearing a LeBron jersey stood up and threw powder in the air

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Police at University of Central Florida are currently looking for a suspect wearing a LeBron James jersey, who reportedly stood up in the middle of class and threw powder in the air.

"The suspect stood up in a class that he is not believed to be a student in, and threw powder in the air,” the department tweeted. “Out of an abundance of caution, we evacuated the classroom and the building while we investigate."
The UCF Police Department said the incident occurred today in the Business Administration I building, and has since been evacuated and is being treated as a hazmat situation. 
Police are now searching for a male suspect, who is 6-foot-2 and wearing a LeBron James Miami Heat jersey, as well as an an additional Asian male suspect wearing a blue shirt with two backpacks.  We'll update this story when more information is available.

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