- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) - A federal judge has extended the deadline for prosecutors to indict a Russian-born college student accused of building bombs in his central Pennsylvania apartment.

The Altoona Mirror (https://bit.ly/1pBmUaW ) reports U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson, who previously extended the deadline to March 24, has extended it another month while attorneys for 18-year-old Vladislav Miftakhov and the government negotiate the charges to be filed.

Gibson has previously ruled the former Penn State-Altoona student, whose family lives in San Carlos, Calif., should remain jailed while his case moves forward.

He was arrested Jan. 24 when police acted on a landlord’s tip that Miftakhov was growing marijuana and also found bomb making materials in his off-campus apartment.

Miftakhov’s attorney has said his client didn’t intend to harm anyone with the bombs.


Information from: Altoona Mirror, https://www.altoonamirror.com

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