A federal judge in Johnstown has extended the deadline for prosecutors to indict a Russian-born college student accused of building bombs in his Blair County apartment.
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.
Judge Gibson 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 Mr. Miftakhov was growing marijuana and found bomb making materials in his off-campus apartment.
Mr. Miftakhov’s attorney has said his client didn’t intend to harm anyone with the bombs.