Paramedic Arrested, Link To Criminal Probe Of Texas Plant Blast Unclear





” A paramedic in West, Texas, has been arrested for possession of an explosive device, a federal official said on Friday, but it was not clear whether there was a connection to a deadly explosion last month at a fertilizer plant in the town.

Texas officials also announced on Friday that they had opened a criminal investigation into the April 17 explosion that killed 14 people and injured about 200 others. They made no mention of an arrest.

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokeswoman Franceska Perot identified the man arrested as Bryce Reed.”