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Posted on: April 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Nelson Formally Charged in Connection with Detonating Explosive Device

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Yesterday Bedford Police arrested Nicholas Nelson, 37, in connection with detonating an explosive device in a drainage culvert in the 2000 block of Forest Ridge Drive. Nelson was subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a first-degree felony, and Possession of Components of Explosives, a third-degree felony. 

While there were no specific targeted individuals or injured parties, the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge relates to the risk posed to the members of the public who were in the immediate vicinity when the incident occurred. 

Based on information revealed during the investigation, police are confident this was an isolated incident.

Nelson was transferred to the Tarrant County Jail for bond determination. Bedford Police will continue to work with federal authorities with this ongoing investigation.

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