I was not behind Texas blast: paramedic

A Texas paramedic arrested on unrelated charges of possessing bomb-making material says he had no connection to the recent fertilizer plant explosion in the state.

Jonathan Sibley, the lawyer of Bryce Reed, who was arrested on Friday, said in a prepared statement on Saturday that his client “had no involvement whatsoever in the explosion,” which killed 14 people in Texas on April 17, the Associate Press reported.

Reed, who was a first responder to the fertilizer plant explosion, was fired from West Emergency Medical Services for unknown reasons two days after the incident.

Sibley added that Reed would plead not guilty to the explosives charge on Wednesday, saying he is “heartbroken” about the blast, in which he lost friends.

According to court documents, on April 26, Reed allegedly gave the materials, including chemical powders, to a man, who later informed the authorities.

The police have not commented about whether Reed was arrested on charges of possessing the materials at the time of the explosion or if the materials had something to do with the blast.

The explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Company in the town of West, which is located near Waco, Texas.


This article originally appeared on : Press TV