3 students arrested at George Mason U

Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 18:05:54-04

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Court documents say three students at George Mason University have been arrested after alleged bomb-making materials were found in a dorm room.

The documents say George Mason University Police officers went to the room Wednesday night after it was reported that flames were shooting out of the window.

Search warrants say police found a leafy green substance, match books, shaved match heads, a mortar and pedestal, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer candles and a PVC pipe.

The documents say investigators reported the items could be combined to make explosives.

According to a police statement, two people were arrested on drug and alcohol-related charges; the third person was charged with possession of bomb-making materials. Police did not identify them.