USF Students Face Charges

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An FBI spokeswoman says a joint state-federal investigation is under way to see if there was any terrorism connection but no link had been found yet. According to an affidavit with his arrest warrant, one admitted he made the pipe bombs from items he bought at Wal-Mart.

The FBI contacted the USF Police Department Sunday. USF Police Lt. Meg Ross says the university is cooperating with the investigation and she's limited on what she can say.

Ahmed Mohamed is from Kuwait and entered USF in January as an engineering graduate student. He did his undergraduate studies in Cairo.

Yousef Megahed is from Egypt, but he is a permanent U.S. resident. He enrolled in USF in 2004.

Lt. Ross says USF Police have had only minor contact with the either student.

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