Bomb-Making Suspect Denied Bail

By Danielle Krout

Published 02/28 2014 05:42PM

Updated 02/28 2014 05:46PM

Vladislav Miftakhov
Vladislav Miftakhov
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY – A federal judge denied bail Friday evening for the 18-year-old accused of making a bomb in his Altoona apartment.

The federal judge has ruled Vladislav Miftakhov will not be going home with his parents.

Miftakhov was in federal court Thursday. His attorneys pleaded to the judge he is a smart kid and not a “Russian bomb making student”.

The prosecution says he was on probation at the time, growing, using pot and making explosives, putting lives at risk.

Miftakhov will stay in jail pending his trial.

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