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Roommate: Russian teen set off mini-bombs in Pa.

Russian Penn State Student Charged With Possessing WMD

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - The roommate of a Penn State student from Russia charged with building a suspected bomb in his bedroom says the 18-year-old recently set off three "mini-bombs" just outside their apartment.

Andrew Leff tells the Altoona Mirror (http://bit.ly/1f3DP1m ) that he warned Vladislav Miftakhov to get rid of the bomb-making materials. He called Miftakhov "dumb" and "crazy," but not dangerous.

Miftakhov was in jail Sunday in Altoona after being arrested Friday and charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe and other counts.

Court records don't list a lawyer for Miftakhov.

Police say they were investigating a reported marijuana growing operation at Miftakhov's apartment when they found and dismantled the suspected bomb. They also allegedly found a suitcase containing explosives-related material.

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rsticks18 January 26 2014 at 3:27 PM

what part of russia is he from? chechnya?

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tropicalriderceo January 26 2014 at 2:59 PM

I'm sorry? dumb and crazy and building bombs in his room but not dangerous???? what does he need to do to be considered dangerous?

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siscosdad tropicalriderceo January 26 2014 at 3:01 PM

I dunno...president of the United States?

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dave1marine tropicalriderceo January 26 2014 at 3:29 PM

Detonate one of them in the room.

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Sieben January 26 2014 at 8:01 PM

who can you trust

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markruck January 26 2014 at 7:12 PM

Penn State, huh? More good news for them, I see (sarcasm).

Give the kid an A in chemistry, then deport him.

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Thomas J. Coyne markruck January 26 2014 at 7:39 PM

Sure, except he didn't pass the final.

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djm599 markruck January 26 2014 at 9:23 PM

Hey mark ruck,
Things are going very well at Penn State, thank you. Oh, by the way, don't let the door hit you in ass on the way out...(sarcasm)

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CAMERON January 26 2014 at 7:09 PM

Yes. Deport him back. To Russia.

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icerinkdad January 27 2014 at 5:53 PM

We have come a long way from the 1960's when a kid could purchase M-80s or Cherry Bombs in some states... I remember sending cans high in the air by setting one off under the can. No it wasn't safe but it also wasn't a terrorist act.

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T. January 26 2014 at 4:01 PM

Send him back to Putin!!

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raydar67 January 26 2014 at 7:05 PM

KGB cutout?

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craftlaw January 26 2014 at 6:49 PM

deport , but first do something else.

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poppaspond January 26 2014 at 4:23 PM

This Kid is probably trying to show off. Although he should be thoroughly investigated and then revoke his Visa and send his butt back to Mother Russia.

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