Russian Penn State Student Charged With Possessing WMD
Pennsylvanian authorities arrested Vladislav Miftakhov after police say they found a bomb in his apartment.By Alexis Rogers | January 26, 2014
Police in Altoona, Pennsylvania charged a Russian-born engineering student at Penn State University with possessing a weapon of mass destruction Sunday, after a routine drug bust turned up something much more dangerous.
"Police say they found a homemade bomb and possible bomb-making materials in his apartment on Friday. Police were investigating a possible marijuana growing operation when they found fuses attached to aluminum and plastic containers." (Via WPXI)
The Altoona Mirror reports bomb squad personnel safely deconstructed Vladislav Miftakhov's suspected bomb and seized other potential bomb-making materials, which the student claimed he ordered over the internet. The paper notes Miftakhov "experimented with similar devices in California" where his parents currently live.