Bomb Suspect to Face Federal Charges

Police say the 18-year-old Altoona man had bomb-making materials in his apartment.
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY – The 18-year-old Altoona man who was found with a bomb in his apartment in January will be arraigned in Federal Court Thursday afternoon.

According to a release from the Justice Department, Vladislov Miftakhov will be charged with possessing and making an unregistered destructive device. A press conference will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Johnstown and he will be arraigned in Federal Court at 2 p.m.

The Penn State Altoona student was arrested January 24th when police found a bomb and bomb making materials in his Altoona apartment.

Miftakhov’s preliminary hearing in Blair County Court was continued Wednesday until February 18th.
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