ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Police at the University of Central Florida say a student who had dressed as "The Terminator" for Halloween wore a bandolier of live ammunition around his chest to class Tuesday afternoon.
“He came into class wearing the bandolier on his shoulder, and I was sitting there and I looked at him and I kind of had to do a double take, like what is going on,” said Shey Conway, a student.
UCF police immediately responded to the Classroom 1 Building after receiving a 911 call from a professor.
“She said he had a strap across his chest ok, that was large ammunition,” said the 911 caller.
Some students were evacuated until officers found the 20-year-old junior in class with shot gun shells strapped to his body.
UCFPD is responding to Classroom I in reference to a call about a suspicious person. There is extra police presence in the area.— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) October 30, 2018
If you see something, say something. Call 911 immediately.
“We saw them come in and they were carrying rifles,” said Elizabeth Gondar, another student.
“I could tell immediately it was a Halloween costume. It was scary though when the police came in and took him out,” Conway said.
UCFPD responded to Classroom I about a suspicious person. Upon contact, we found that the person was wearing a Halloween costume that included real ammunition.— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) October 30, 2018
He was detained & is being interviewed.
There is no threat to campus safety. Campus operations are normal.
UCF Police Chief Carl Metzger says they only received one call about the costume which he says is a little concerning.
“It looks alarming, it looks threatening, it looks scary and if I had seen it as a student,I would have picked up my phone and called 911, and that's what we want from our campus community,” Metzger said.
THIS was the costume that was being worn by the person in Classroom I today.— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) October 30, 2018
Friendly advice from UCFPD:
Do NOT incorporate simulated or ACTUAL ammunition/weapons into your costumes. It scares others & puts safety at risk. If you see suspicious activity, call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/cqkLdKRxrO
Police briefly detained the student, then eventually let him go after determining he had no ill intent and there was no threat to campus. The student will not face any criminal charges.