Police Identify Male Arrested For Having Bombs In Cottman Ave House

Philadelphia Police have identified Anton Rezikov 35, as the male arrested after police found multiple explosive devices inside his residence on the 4200 block of Cottman Ave. This happened on December 3, 2023. His charges were announced yesterday, He is charged with Possession of a firearm-altered serial Number, Causing and Risking a Catastrophe, and related charges. .

It was just after 1:19 PM when officers went to his home on a report of gunshots. Once inside,they found n AR-style rifle with an obliterated serial number, a 357 revolver, a Taurus 9mm, a military-style bulletproof vest, and a large quantity of narcotics including alleged marijuana, crystal meth, crack cocaine, mushrooms, heroin, and Xanax pills. In addition, A counterfeit money-making machine with bottles of ink and an undetermined amount of USC, possibly counterfeit were found inside the residence. All of those items were secured for further processing by the US Secret Service, police said.

Rezikov is a convicted felon and is not able to have weapons, police said. The bomb squad was called to his house and when they got there, they found several home made devices,. Eight of which contain a fine powdery substance similar in appearance and consistency to known explosive powders, consistent in design and construction to improvised explosive devices. The  Philadelphia Fire Department hazmat unit was called to the house when large containers of a liquid substance were discovered. The Fire Department declared it a hazmat situation and the residence was evacuated while the containers were made safe. 

Two vehicles were parked in his back driveway. Police determined that these two vehicles were stolen. they were a 2023 Yamaha motorcycle and a Mercedes Benz.. They were towed for further investigation.