Jersey City man charged with having explosives on train 8 days before Marathon bombings: cops

panasenko.jpgSee why we need TSA at all train and bus stations? – by Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal

More than a week before three people were killed and more than 260 people were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, a Jersey City man carried two homemade explosives on an NJ Transit train, authorities say.  

Police also found explosive devices in the Newport Parkway home of Mykyta Panasenko, 27, Jersey City police said today. According to a criminal complaint, Panasenko is charged with having “two destructive devices, specifically improvised explosive devices (IEDs) constructed from a cylinder containing Pyrodex (black powder)” on April 5, the criminal complaint says.

He is also charged with recklessly creating widespread risk of injury or damage to a building which normally contains 25 or more persons by constructing the explosive devices, according to the charges filed by the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Port Authority Police Department.

The FBI did not return calls for more details and no one answered the door at Panasenko’s home this afternoon.

Although the arrest was made more than a week ago, it was not reported by authorities. The Jersey Journal learned about the incidents when Panasenko appeared in Central Judicial Processing court to hear the charges Wednesday.

Authorities also charged Panasenko with having two improvised explosive devises at 4 p.m. on April 7 aboard an NJ Transit train leaving Hoboken and bound for Suffern, N.Y., the complaint says.

Earlier this month the Jersey City Police Department’s Bomb Squad responded to the home of Panasenko after getting information from the New York Police Department and the FBI, Jersey City Police Deputy Chief Peter Nalbach said this afternoon.

Inside the residence police found “materials that may have been used to make an explosive device,” Nalbach said, adding that the information came from a tip provided by someone who knows Panasenko.

The complaint charging Panasenko with having explosive devices at his home was signed on April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings, and the complaint charging him with having explosive devices on the train was signed on April 16.

6 thoughts on “Jersey City man charged with having explosives on train 8 days before Marathon bombings: cops

  1. Scary headlines are important to the tyrants, but I’d like to see what comes out in court regarding his explosive devices and his “materials that may have been used to make an explosive device.”

    He probably had a pack of firecrackers for his kids to play with. “Materials that may have been used to make an explosive device” could be anything.

  2. According to “Linkedin,” this person was either working for CITI Bank or had been an employee, so does that make CITI a known terrorist outlet?

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    I used to make homemade firecrackers using black powder, since the firecrackers you could buy were so puny, does that make me a terrorist?

  3. If you shoot black powder firearms, you buy the powder in metal cans, and pour a measure down the barrel for each shot. So presumably you then fit the above criteria. Same if you go out and buy Estes rocket motors at the hobby shop.

    This stuff was common in my house in the 70’s and 80’s, now it’s criteria for suspicion.

  4. Hell Boys Remember the LOCK DOWN on the subway after the guy had an M R I with nuke readings annnnnd the good sheeple shook in the corner till they were told it was safe to open their eyes.

  5. OMG! Really? I think they are a little late on this non-creative, pathetic excuse for a scam story. The Boston news is already old. It’s over and done with. Get over it. Stop playing the Sandy Hook game by dragging it out with made up stories to keep the sheeple thinking about it. And I’m sure they found an old lady paid off by the FBI who was at the Bus station and who felt the need to carry her pressure cooker gift that she was going to give to her daughter for a birthday gift on her way to the marathon. I mean come on. Who cares. This shit is so old now. The government needs a hobby. They must be really bored to buy into all of their bullshit con stories and false flag attacks.

    1. Well put, NC. These things are getting over with almost before they start anymore. Our people have become stigmatized to the communist terrorist violence to the point that when there is a false flag, it is reported immediately as a false flag on the internet, and the people are like, “Yawn, so is there anything new in the news?”
      These commies are pathetic, which leaves me dumbfounded as to how they ever took control. Let’s face it, a lot of us must have been pretty f#@king dumb for a very long time. Maybe it was something in the water…or the food…or the atmosphere…or the pharmaceutical companies helping us to find a better way.

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