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Roomate: Russian Teen Set Off Mini-Bombs in Pa.



    Associated Press

    The roommate of a Penn State student from Russia charged with building a suspected bomb in his bedroom says the 19-year-old recently set off three "mini-bombs'' just outside their apartment.

    Andrew Leff tells the Altoona Mirror 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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