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West EMT dismissed 2 days after blast

Published On: May 11 2013 12:45:39 PM CDT
West, Texas explosion
WACO, Texas -

(AP) - The paramedic from West charged with possessing bomb-making materials was dismissed from his position two days after the fertilizer plant explosion rocked the Central Texas town.
    
An email obtained by The Associated Press shows that the Texas Department of State Health Services was informed Friday that  Bryce Reed was  "let go" by West Emergency Medical Services April 19. The email was obtained under the Texas Public Information Act.
    
The email was written by an official with a regional EMS group. It says West EMS administrator Tom Marek asked that the state agency be notified.
    
Marek didn't respond to a Friday phone message from the AP.
    
Reed was arrested early Friday and charged with possessing a destructive device. Law enforcement officials said they haven't linked the charge to the blast.