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West, Texas EMT Arrested

Housing destroyed by West blast on April 18. (Erich Schlegel/Getty)

It's a (possible) twist worthy of Shyamalan. An EMT who responded at the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas last month was arrested on Friday -- on charges of possession of bomb parts. The arrest occurred just hours before authorities announced they had begun a criminal investigation into the explosion, although they declined to say whether the two events are related. The paramedic, Bryce Reed, is in federal custody for allegedly possessing parts of a pipe bomb, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Reed claims he helped evacuate people after the April 17 explosion.