By CBSDFW.com Staff

BEDFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man who set off a bomb near a North Texas bridge has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

In April 2021 CBS 11 News reported on how Nicholas Nelson detonated a bomb in Bedford, near a bridge along Forest Ridge Drive.

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When bomb technicians responded to calls about an explosion they found a crater beneath the bridge and explosive components, including a speaker wire and container debris, next to it. They also found an un-detonated explosive device along the roadway and performed a controlled detonation.

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An investigation found the 38-year-old had posted dozens of videos of himself on YouTube manufacturing and setting off other explosives.

In plea papers, Nelson admitted to detonating the device under the Bedford bridge.

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Nicholas Nelson was sentenced 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of a destructive device.

CBSDFW.com Staff