KTRH television affiliate KPRC Local 2 Investigates learned an Emergency Medical Technician arrested Friday on federal charges had been "let go" from the West EMS department just days after the explosion, according to state health officials.
Bryce Ashley Reed, an EMT who responded to the explosion at the West fertilizer company, currently faces federal charges of possession of a destructive device. However, investigators said they have found no connection between Reed and the explosion.
Bryce Reed (above).
Carrie Williams with the Texas Department of State Health Services wrote in an email to KTRH television affiliate KPRC Local 2, "We removed him from the roster for West EMS (Friday) after receiving notice that he was let go from there."
However, Williams had no reason as to why Reed was "let go" from the department.
Williams wrote DSHS, which licenses and regulates EMS workers and was informed by West EMS that Reed was "let go" on April 19th, two days after the explosion.