Veteran in West Springfield pipe bomb incident held without right to bail

Police allegedly found pipe bombs in Robert Decoteau, III's car and home last month

Robert Decoteau, III is seen here during his arraignment at Hampden Superior Court in Springfield on June 7, 2017.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The man who led West Springfield police on a chase that ended in a standoff on Route 5 in May is being held without the right to bail.

Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Robert Decoteau, III during his arraignment Tuesday at Hampden Superior Court in Springfield. He will remain held until Monday morning, when a hearing will be held to determine whether or not he is dangerous to the public.

Decoteau was originally scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but that court date was postponed. He 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.

Continuing Coverage: West Springfield bomb threat

Decoteau was arrested following the May 1 standoff on Route 5, after police allegedly found several pipe bombs in his vehicle. Police say they also found another device inside Decoteau’s Russell home.

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