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Investigation Of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Begins As Paramedic Is Arrested

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Earlier today it was revealed that a West, TX paramedic named Bryce Reed had been arrested on charges of possessing a destructive device, and also that a criminal investigation has been officially launched into the April 17th fertilizer plant explosion..

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Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:17 pm
Gez, what a sad and twisted story,

Shawna S (45)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:31 pm
This would be an even bigger tragedy if this man was involved. The whole world is going to hell in a hand basket. Shame, shame...and scary to boot.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:40 pm
It is isn't it Allan! I mean who would suspect someone like this to be involved in something like this explosion!? I am sure there will be way more investigating going on and whatever they come up with will not surprise me in the least!

I agree Shawna! The only other thing that could make it scarier is if somehow this young man was involved in some kind of terrorist plot! Too many big things like this have been happening for it to be coincidental! Time will tell though as to what they come up with!

JL A (281)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:32 pm
None of the official sources have indicated (law enforcement, etc.) that the arrest of the paramedic has anything to do with the plant explosion investigation.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:44 pm
*****Bryce Reed, who told The Dallas Morning News that he assumed radio command of the April 17 incident after the explosion killed his superiors and colleagues, was accused Friday of giving an “assortment of bomb making components” to an unnamed person in nearby Abbott on April 26, nine days after the explosion.

Hours after his arrest, the Texas Rangers and McLennan County Sheriff’s office launched a criminal investigation into the plant explosion but did not say what role, if any, the federal charges against Reed played in their decision.

So we know that he tried to hide his bomb making materials with an associate. Whether that has anything to do with the West, Texas explosion or not is in doubt. But it would appear that he was trying to hide evidence that could potentially incriminate him.

I think the fact this was an explosion and he had gotten rid of bomb making materials 9 days after the explosion makes them wonder why he would do something like that. It could be nothing but then again why did he have bomb making materials in the first first place. My guess is they will try and find out if anything in the explosion matches anything he got rid of with his bomb making materials.

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:20 pm
This is Interesting, will be looking to see what happens!
Get him if he is guilty!!! Punish him to the fullest!
Thank You Carol

Sherri G (128)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:34 am
This is interesting and pardon me for saying so a little too pat for the fertilizer company. The law in Texas is questionable at best when it comes to corporate interests. If he is guilty of something that is one thing but watch closely to make sure he doesn't become a patsy. Keep us posted JL, noted.

April W (1)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:23 am
I read a different article stating he didn't possess an explosive device at all, he owned things that could possibly be made into one. Wish I could remember where I read that. Anyway, it would be extremely sick and twisted of this man if he truly was involved in this.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:06 am
Noted, thanks.

Patricia H. (440)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:22 am

JL A (281)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:18 am
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