Wednesday, July 12, 2017

FBI Investigating Pipe Bomb Explosion at Air Force Recruiting Center


Man charged in explosion at Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma

"He had served as a senior airman in the military but was disciplined and resigned, she said. He tried to enlist in the Marines but was turned down, she said.

"He believed it was the Air Force that was keeping him from being a member of the Marines," she said.
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Person of interest identified in connection with explosion at Bixby USAF recruiting center
Jul 11, 2017

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) -- The FBI says a pipe bomb explosion that damaged an Air Force recruiting station in northeast Oklahoma is not being called an act of domestic terrorism.

An FBI spokesperson said a man has been taken into custody at the Sand Dollar Apartments near 61st and Riverside in Tulsa in connection with the explosion. That man was identified as Benjamin Roden, 28.

Roden was arrested at 3 p.m. by officers with the Tulsa Police Department.

Special Agent Jessi Rice said Tuesday that the blast in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby is not being called terrorism because investigators have not determined a motive.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had said earlier that agents were treating the late Monday explosion as a possible act of domestic terrorism out of "an abundance of caution," because of its proximity to the recruiting office.
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