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Bryce Reed, Former Paramedic, Guilty Of Trying To Make Pipe Bomb

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FILE - This Friday, May 10, 2013, file photo provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's office shows Bryce Reed in a booking photo in Waco. The attorney for Reed, a former paramedic in the small Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant blast, says he has reached a plea agreement on a case involving the collection of pipe bomb materials. (AP Photo/McLennan County Sheriff's Office, File)
FILE - This Friday, May 10, 2013, file photo provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's office shows Bryce Reed in a booking photo in Waco. The attorney for Reed, a former paramedic in the small Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant blast, says he has reached a plea agreement on a case involving the collection of pipe bomb materials. (AP Photo/McLennan County Sheriff's Office, File)

DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas paramedic faces sentencing on charges that he tried to assemble a pipe bomb, in a case unrelated to the fertilizer plant blast that devastated his town.

Bryce Reed will be sentenced Wednesday in Waco.

Federal authorities arrested Reed a few weeks after the April 17 blast killed 15 people in the town of West, about 80 miles south of Dallas. They accused him of trying to hide components of a pipe bomb.

Authorities never linked Reed to the blast, but say he did Internet searches 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 with the materials.

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