Police Find Weapons, Bomb Materials In Leetsdale Man’s Apartment
LEETSDALE (KDKA) — A man from Leetsdale is in trouble for allegedly having bomb making materials in his apartment.
Police say they first went to 25-year-old Zachary Clifton’s apartment after a report that he was suicidal and taking pills.
They say they found 60 to 70 knives, homemade shanks, eight or nine machetes and two shotguns.
But they also say there was acetone, paint thinner and gun powder in two bowls, all of which could be used in making bombs.
In addition, police say they found a Nazi flag, and stuffed animals with a substance on them resembling blood.
Finally, they say they found notebooks with writings that mentioned killing people, although police say there was nothing specific planned.
Clifton faces charges of risking a catastrophe and possessing explosives.
He was released Friday, but ordered to continue mental health treatment.
A paper on his apartment door indicates that he’s been evicted.