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We'll bringing -- in the meantime we have some new reaction to the arrest.
I have a man who describes himself as a first responder and that huge fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.
This week he's expected to plead not guilty to charges of possessing bomb making materials.
Now over the weekend a lawyer for this man his name is Bryce reed said his client has no link to that giant blast that killed fourteen people last month.
They have not named him as a suspect in that investigation or connected him to the explosion but there's no dad whom he now has.
A few questions to answer retired FBI special agent Christopher boxes and terrorism expert and the CEO of the Black -- group of business advisory firm that focuses.
I'm negotiations -- Chris let's take these issues separately we have one arrests.
In no connection to the case according to authorities and then you have the criminal investigation.
That has been opened by authorities in west Texas let's start with the criminal investigation why all of a sudden when they believed.
That may mean there's something else that went on with this explosion rather than it was just an accident what kind of evidence that they have to have.
Well good morning -- yes come the with the the blast causing such a wide.
Scattering of the debris from the scene it took its gonna take him awhile to be deliberate in their approach to make sure that they piecing -- properly.
They'll -- they took a very good delivered again to use -- word approaches because.
They have to make sure that they put the pieces of the puzzle together appropriately and don't along the community unnecessarily and that that's whether taking the time.
So supposedly they found some bomb making material at this man's house for a -- pipe bomb.
-- you believe the assertion that we have right now that this man has no connection at all to the explosion at the plants.
Well -- as as an investigator I don't believe in coincidence.
-- the last thing to look at so they have to be very careful though that they don't muddy up the waters and create.
And possible jury pool.
If it ever comes -- -- they have to put him on trial and they have made the links.
Well if they have to put him on trial for charges seemingly unrelated they haven't made the links to take a long term approaches to make sure that.
When they do take it to trial that it it's taken properly.
May have intended any of their evidence or any of the jury pool.
This man was described as coming out talking to the press after this explosion we just we talked about him describing himself the the first responder only because it seems.
As if he was fired only a few days after the explosion so.
His past is very sketchy -- stand out most to you Chris if you were able to sit down and talk to this man what questions would you be asking.
Well I'd I'd I'd let him talk.
He clearly had a lot to say afterwards.
He stepped forward far more then.
Anybody else did to try to to step in to the glare of the media camera.
So the key a key to interviewing him this is simply sit down and let him talk let him fill in the blanks.
If he sits down.
He's in the investigators given the opportunity to make statements that -- just don't make sense and then not simply ask him about them.
What are the scenario is if we do indeed find out.
That this explosion was set somehow on purpose.
Well if if truth if it was set on purpose and obviously they've got.
Homicide charges to file.
There could be other people that were involved as well I mean they have to be very careful that they don't -- the investigation at this point in time.
And that somehow they don't start looking at the wrong person so they have to be very careful about this to make sure that that there weren't other motives in the -- -- other people involved.
And Bryce reed and according to the local press talked a lot about revenge.
After this incidents so a lot to consider here Chris -- is nice to have you on the program thank you so much.
Thank you gentlemen place.
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