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No bomb was found in the building, and investigators did not find the note until a few hours after the shootings, he said. It was on a desk in one of the rooms.

Cho had a history of mental problems. He had been ordered to receive outpatient treatment after being involuntarily committed overnight at a mental health center near Radford in December 2005 after police received a report that he was suicidal.

It hasn’t been disclosed whether he received counseling. But Col. Flaherty said yesterday that “we know he had multiple contacts with mental health facilities,” including Tech’s Cook Counseling Center.

Col. Flaherty said about 12 state police agents are still interviewing witnesses.

A report is expected later this month from a state panel named by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine that has looked into the shootings — the worst in modern U.S. history.

Associated Press writer Kristen Gelineau in Richmond contributed to this report.

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