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Teen Arrested With Suspected Bomb Materials

Police have charged the teen with multiple offenses, including Possessing a Weapon of Mass Destruction.
ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY – Altoona Police arrested a 19-year-old Russian citizen Friday after locating suspected bomb materials while investigating a marijuana grow operation.

According to Altoona Police, 19-year-old Vladislav Miftakhov told investigators he purchased the bomb making materials over the internet over the past several weeks. Federal agencies are assisting APD in their investigation.

Pennsylvania State Police Bomb Squad safely deconstructed the suspected explosive and other materials inside a suitcase found in the home on the 100 block of North 9th Avenue.

Miftakhov is charged with multiple offenses, including Possessing a Weapon of Mass Destruction, Risking a Catastrophe, Prohibited Offensive Weapons, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Miftakhov was transported to Blair County Central Booking for arraignment. This is a developing story, we will provide updates as they become available.
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