(credit: McLennan County Sheriff’s Office)

(credit: McLennan County Sheriff’s Office)


WEST (CBS 11 NEWS) –
A federal grand jury has indicted Bryce Reed, a former West paramedic, for possessing an unregistered firearm.

Court documents say Reed had all the components to make a pipe bomb.

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But officials have said Reed did not have anything to do with causing the fire or explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant that killed 14 people last month.

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Reed has pleaded not guilty, and is scheduled to appear in court for a detention hearing on Wednesday.

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