Authorities were called to to a residence in Abbot, Texas on Tuesday. They recovered powders, metals and canisters filled with bomb making materials. In an affidavit from the Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, it was stated that officers found canisters of fuses, a metal pipe, a lighter, a digital scale, a plastic spoon, coils of metal and several pounds of chemicals. The homeowner said that he had unknowingly accepted the materials from Reed on April 26th. According to court documents, Reed admitted to possessing the materials found.
Reed was not charged today for any crime in connection with the explosion that killed 15 people and injured over 150 on April 17th.
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced this morning that it is opening up a criminal investigation. TDP Director Steven McCraw stated "This disaster has severely impacted the community of West, and we want to ensure that no stone goes unturned and that all the facts related to this incident are uncovered.
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