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[caption id="attachment_78429" align="aligncenter" width="300"]roommate teen mini bombs roommate teen mini bombs[/caption]Roommate of Russian Teen Bomb Suspect Admits Roommate Detonated Mini-Bombs

Altoona, Pennsylvania - Residents in this central Pennsylvania city of 46,000 are awaking to news that a college teen at the Penn State satellite campus has been arrested by federal authorities on a series of charges foremost of which is the possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

The barely legal 18-year-old is Vladislav Miftakhov from Russia. Andrew Leff, his roommate, told reporters that his roommate is not a terrorist, but he is "off the wall" crazy. Leff explained that Miftakhov had recently detonated three smaller sized bombs or mini-bombs.

It may be that Miftakhov was just fooling around, but authorities looking at this case as a potential terrorist threat will likely see the detonations as preparations for something more sinister. Why else build a bigger bomb?

Leff had encouraged this roomie to ditch the bomb making materials and do something more constructive. Would that Miftakhov had done so as he's now wrapped up in a big investigation and he's being held captive pending a $500,000 bond. Police stumbled onto the bomb making materials while conducting an investigation into what they believed was an illegal marijuana growing operation. For his part, Miftakhov says the bomb was going to be detonated somewhere safe like an open field.

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