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.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 430 New Cases, 1 Additional Death
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.READ MORE: UPMC, AHN To Pause Distribution Of Johnson And Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA, CDC Call For Pausing Use Due To Blood Clot Concerns
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.MORE NEWS: Watch The Derek Chauvin Trial Live