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D.C. Area College Students Arrested after Bomb-Making Materials Found in Dorm Room

In Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University police officers raided a dorm room in Jefferson Hall last week after responding to a report that flames were shooting out of the window.

Court documents state when police confronted the residents in the room, they found a leafy green substance. When they returned with a search warrant, police discovered a tool box containing match books, shaved match heads, a mortar and pedestal, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer candles and a PVC pipe.

According to the bomb squad, the materials were being used to make explosive materials.

Two of the people were arrested on alcohol and drug-related charges. One suspect was charged with possessing bomb-making materials.

All three of the people arrested were students at the university, but the school is not releasing their identities.