Arraignment postponed for veteran in pipe bomb case

Decoteau will be arraigned in Hampden County Superior Court

FILE photo of the bomb incident in West Springfield, where a man led police on a chase and was later determined to have had four pipe bombs in his car.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Arraignment for a man from Russell indicted on bomb possession and threat charges, has been postponed by a day.

Robert Decoteau, III led West Springfield police on a chase on May 1. Eventually, a standoff ended with his arrest, and police found several pipe bombs in his vehicle. Police also found another device inside his home in Russell.

Continuing Coverage: West Springfield bomb threat

Decoteau has been indicted by a grand jury on seven criminal counts, including five counts of possessing an incendiary device, and two making a false bomb threat.

His arraignment was scheduled to take place Tuesday at Hampden Superior Court in Springfield, but that arraignment was postponed until Wednesday.

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