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The Dallas Morning News is reporting a paramedic has been arrested on charge of possession of a destructive device:
Bryce Reed, 31, was arrested around 2 a.m. and was booked into McLennan County Jail. The U.S. Marshals have since taken him into custody.

Officials haven’t said whether the arrest was related to the April 17 explosion at West Fertilizer Co. that killed 15, injured about 200 and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Officials are not saying it is in connection to the fertilizer plant explosion, but Texas law enforcement officials have confirmed the criminal investigation:
In a statement released this morning, DPS Director Steven McCraw says, “This disaster has severely impacted the community of West, and we want to ensure that no stone goes unturned and that all the facts related to this incident are uncovered.”

Adds McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara, “The citizens of McLennan County and Texas must have confidence that this incident has been looked at from every angle and professionally handled — they deserve nothing less.”

For now, that is all the information they are releasing.

Houston News 92 FM notes that Bryce Reed was among the first on the scene:
Reed was one of the first to arrive at the catastrophic explosion at the fertilizer plant in April. He was assigned to be the incident commander at the scene.
We'll provide updates as they come in.

Update: Bryce Reed was booked on a federal charge:

Bryce Reed was booked into the McLennan County Jail on the federal charge at 2:40 a.m., then booked out at 7:42 a.m. and released into the custody of agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to McLennan County jail records.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:07 AM PDT.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans and Daily Kos.

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