DALLAS May 10 U.S. prosecutors on Friday
charged Bryce Reed, a paramedic who helped in the response to
last month's deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas,
with unlawfully possessing an unregistered destructive device, a
Reed made an initial appearance at U.S. District Court in
Waco, Texas, on Friday but did not enter a plea, said Daryl
Fields, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the
Western District of Texas.
"Authorities will not speculate whether the possession of
the unregistered destructive device has any connection to the
West fertilizer plant explosion on April 17," the U.S.
Attorney's Office said in a statement.
If convicted, he faces up to ten years in prison and a fine
of up to $250,000.
(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Writing by Scott Malone;
editing by Jackie Frank)