- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - A North Platte man has been given 360 days in jail and a year of probation for his involvement in a pipe bomb blast last year.

Online court records say Daniel Smith was sentenced Monday in Lincoln County District Court. He’d pleaded no contest to attempted assault after prosecutors dropped a related explosives charge. He was credited for 136 days already served in jail.

Police say Smith was driving in North Platte on Sept. 15 when he handed a lit, homemade explosive to a 24-year-old passenger to throw out one of the vehicle’s windows. The explosive went off in one of the man’s hands.

Police say Smith drove the injured man to a hospital and then left.

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