Monday, 16 July, 2018

Explosion confirmed at USAF Recruiting Center in Oklahoma

Explosion confirmed at USAF Recruiting Center in Oklahoma Explosion confirmed at USAF Recruiting Center in Oklahoma
Clarence Schmidt | 13 July, 2017, 00:35

Federal officials are investigating an explosion at an Air Force recruitment base in a strip mall in Bixby, southeast of Tulsa.

Tim Scrivner said bomb squads from Bixby and the nearby city of Tulsa responded to the explosion at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

The explosion had damaged the door of the building.

A United States Air Force recruiting office near Tulsa, Oklahoma was bombed on Monday evening.

Agents are investigating the possibility that the explosion was an incident of domestic terrorism, according to the Tulsa World. No one was injured Monday night when the blast rattled the office in a strip mall near Tulsa, blowing the doors off and causing heavy damage, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says.

Explosion confirmed at USAF Recruiting Center in Oklahoma

U.S. Deputy Marshal Jeff Johnston told The Associated Press that Benjamin Don Roden was arrested Tuesday and has been booked in the Tulsa jail without bond.

"We have not identified a suspect or motive yet", she said, adding that the device that set off the explosion appeared to be a pipe bomb. The FBI has not yet determined if the two criminal incidents at the respective recruiting centers are linked.

FBI Special Agent Jessi Rice said initial information received about the Air Force recruiting center bombing indicates a pipe bomb was used, CNN reports. The office is situated in a commercial area that also houses small businesses, restaurants and financial planning firms. "But it's quite ironic that that happened".

Bixby is about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) south of Tulsa. She says he was deployed with the Air Force, but that she didn't know where.

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