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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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nepatsrule2006 January 27 2014 at 11:00 AM

Why are so many people saying he is getting a free education? I didn't see it in the article.

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jurmik nepatsrule2006 January 27 2014 at 11:04 AM

There is no free education in the USA, try Scandinavian countries...

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mielkele jurmik January 27 2014 at 8:24 PM

Education is not free in Scandinavian countries. Denmark, for example, has the highest taxes in the world.

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raydar67 January 26 2014 at 7:05 PM

KGB cutout?

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bzzzbayte January 26 2014 at 7:00 PM

depot immediately

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craftlaw January 26 2014 at 6:49 PM

deport , but first do something else.

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bambi4318.barbara January 26 2014 at 5:58 PM

His roommate called him "dumb and crazy"; and what if that is all an act? This guy should be deported.

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brenhatestwinkie bambi4318.barbara January 26 2014 at 6:06 PM

yep after he does his time, so the usa can ban his ass for good

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Mike January 26 2014 at 5:58 PM

My alma mater needs to look at itself and start to clean it up.

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timalways January 26 2014 at 5:28 PM

They won't be Russian to deport him.

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nasknit January 27 2014 at 2:19 PM

Do we really need to keep importing "fruitcakes"?

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crazy ray January 27 2014 at 2:24 PM

Charged with building a suspected bomb? What in god's name is a suspected bomb?

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Gary Marshall January 27 2014 at 2:26 PM

get him the hell out of this country NOW

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