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May 21, 2014 7:27 AM

South Texan Arrested in Pipe Bombs Investigation

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man has been arrested after law officers searched his home and discovered a pipe bomb and materials used to make explosive devices.

Federal prosecutors say 20-year-old Michael Keich of D'Hanis remains in custody pending a detention hearing later this week.

Investigators say Keich was arrested Tuesday on charges of manufacturing an unregistered weapon and manufacture of an explosive without a license.

Bomb squad members searched the suspect's home in D'Hanis, about 35 miles west of San Antonio, and recovered a pipe bomb and items that can be used to make explosives.

Prosecutors on Wednesday did not immediately respond to a message about whether Keich has an attorney or other details of the case.

If convicted, Keich faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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