DALLAS (AP) A former paramedic in a tiny Texas town devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion was sentenced to 21 months after pleading guilty in an unrelated pipe bomb case.
Bryce Reed was sentenced Wednesday in Waco, about 100 miles south of Dallas.
Federal authorities arrested Reed a few weeks after the deadly April 17 blast in West and accused him of trying to hide components of a pipe bomb. Authorities have not linked Reed to the blast, which killed 15 people.
They say he searched the Internet for information on explosives and ordered ingredients to make an explosive.
Reed pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to make an unregistered firearm and attempting to obstruct justice.
His attorney, Jonathan Sibley, has said Reed had no intentions of harming anyone.
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