Ukrainian Rutgers student arrested taking two IEDs into NY a week before Boston Marat

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. JamesL


    Just eight days before three people were killed and more than 260 people were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, a Ukrainian student was arrested in New Jersey carrying two homemade devices.

    Rutgers student Mykyta Panasenko, 27, was arrested in Hoboken on April 7 aboard a NJ Transit train bound for Suffern, New York. He was carrying two improvised explosive devices, according to police.

    Jersey City Police Deputy Chief Peter Nalbach said Thursday that authorities also found material at Panasenko's home ‘that may have been used to make an explosive device.’

    According to a criminal complaint, Panasenko is charged with having 'two destructive devices, specifically improvised explosive devices (IEDs) constructed from a cylinder containing Pyrodex (black powder)' on April 5, the criminal complaint says.
    He is also charged with ‘recklessly creating widespread risk of injury or damage to a building which normally contains 25 or more persons by constructing the explosive devices,’ reports the Jersey Journal.

    His arrest wasn't reported by authorities at the time, but became public after he appeared in Hudson County Court on Wednesday.

    News of the arrest comes after revelations that the Tsarnaev brothers, the two suspects in the Boston bombings, had also planned to set off bombs in Manhattan.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed on Thursday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, told the FBI that he and his older brother Tamerlan intended to travel to New York from Boston on Friday- targeting the thousands of tourists and revelers in the city's Times Square.

    Speaking at an afternoon press conference, Bloomberg said that despite the city having heightened security following the marathon attacks, 'We don't know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists had they arrived here from Boston.'

    The startling revelations added pressure onto U.S. authorities who are coming under fire for their handling of the case.

    Especially how the FBI dealt with warnings from Russian intelligence over Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his visits to terrorist hotbed, Dagestan.

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  2. Lucrum


    It's time to end ALL Muslim immigration/visas PERIOD
  3. It's time to recognize islam for what it is. A satanic cult of death and destruction.