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Altoona bomb-making suspect to face federal charges

By: WJAC Web Staff

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The Penn State student accused of having a bomb and bomb-making materials in his Blair County apartment will face federal charges, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

In a news release issued by the Department of Justice, Vladislav Miftakhov, 18, will face federal charges after agents found a bomb and bomb-making materials in his Altoona apartment on Jan. 24.

More details about the federal charges will be released at a 1 p.m. news conference Thursday at the federal courthouse in downtown Johnstown.

Miftakhov is a Russian national who attended high school in California. He was enrolled at Penn State Altoona as an engineering student.

Miftakhov's preliminary hearing was continued in Blair County court Wednesday at the request of his defense attorney, Bob Donaldson. It has been rescheduled for Feb. 18.

Altoona police arrested Miftakhov while investigating a suspected marijuana growing operation in an apartment at 118 N. 9th Ave. He permitted police to search his apartment, where investigators found five marijuana plants, aluminum foil and drug-related items. That is also when a bomb and bomb-making materials were found.

Miftakhov is being held in the Blair County prison on $500,000 bond and faces several charges, including possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person and drug charges.



 
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Edgar Snyder

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