The U.S. Attorney's Office on Friday afternoon said it won't speculate on whether a pipe bomb allegedly belonging to Reed has any connection with the blast, according to a Dallas Morning News report (http://dallasne.ws/11qLhSI).
Reed told the paper that he assumed radio command of the April 17 incident after the explosion killed his superiors and colleagues.
He is accused of giving bomb-making components to an unnamed person in nearby Abbott on April 26, nine days after the explosion.
Read more about the situation at http://dallasne.ws/11qLhSI.
The massive explosion in West killed 10 firefighter and a total of 14 people. More than 200 people were injured and dozens of homes were destroyed.
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