Hours before the massive terrorist attack in Belgium that left more than 24 people dead, three students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia were arrested after being in possession of bomb-making materials.
From NBC Washington:
Three students were arrested after police at George Mason University responded to a report of flames shooting out of a dorm room window last week. Police said they were called to the Jefferson Hall dorm after someone saw the flames. When they investigated the room, they found drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the production of a dangerous device late Wednesday night.
News4’s Northern Virginia bureau reporter David Culver reported that according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Fairfax County court by university police, investigators found a toolbox filled with multiple matchbooks, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer, and candles. He said they also found a PVC pipe in the room. The investigators said in the affidavit that those items could be combined to “manufacture fire bombs” or make “explosive materials,” Culver said.