Distraught Man Getting Treatment After Incident

A scary scene unfolded in West Springfield on Monday as state and federal authorities helped to neutralize multiple pipe bombs discovered in a pickup truck.  

West Springfield  Police Chief Ronald Campurciani says Robert DeCotto of Russell, a war  veteran, led police on a chase down Route 5 after apparently telling  staff at a West Springfield  veterans center that he had explosives.  

He was reportedly arrested and  brought to Baystate Medical Center for treatment.  

There was also a  police presence at DeCotto's home, where they say at least one explosive  device was found.

Police tell us that there have been no charges filed although that could change. 

(picture with thanks Western Mass News)

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