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3 George Mason University students arrested on drug, bomb charges

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Posted at 8:37 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 08:29:51-04

FAIRFAX, Va. — Three students at George Mason University have been arrested after alleged bomb-making materials were found in a dorm room, according to the daily incident report on the University’s website.

Two students under the age of 21, have been arrested on drug and alcohol-related charges. A third person was also charged with drug and alcohol-related offenses and possession of bomb-making materials. Police have not identified the suspects at this time.

George Mason Police released a statement that said:

“On Wednesday, March 16, George Mason University Police received a report of flames being shot out of a window in Jefferson Hall.

When police arrived, they found sufficient cause to request a search warrant for possible drug paraphernalia. On Thursday, March 17, police obtained a search warrant and found drug paraphernalia as well as items consistent with the production of a dangerous device.

Three students were arrested:  two on drug and alcohol related charges and one charged with possession of bomb making materials.

There is no threat to the campus community, and the investigation is ongoing.”

Search warrants said police discovered a leafy green substance, match books, shaved match heads, a mortar and pestle, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer, candles and a PVC pipe inside the dorm.

Officials reported the items could be combined to make explosives.