Explosive Device Detonated at USAF Recruiting Station in OK

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An explosive device was detonated at a USAF recruiting station in Bixby, Oklahoma on Monday. The FBI, and ATF were both on scene along with local authorities to investigate. The FBI was not calling it an act of domestic terrorism yet, saying that it could be a “disgruntled employee, or an act of domestic terror.”  At this point it is being called a “criminal incident.”

Update: a “person of interest” has been taken into custody regarding  this incident, according to the FBI. No further information is available.

The explosion was reported at about 10:30 p.m.. Bixby police immediately responded and shut down the scene to preserve evidence.

No one was injured in the blast, which appeared to damage the glass entrance doors to the recruiting station. The extent of the damage is unknown, though the FBI spokesperson said that the damage was extensive.

After the Tulsa Bomb Squad cleared the scene, Federal investigators came in to take the pieces of the bomb to reconstruct the device. The FBI believes the device was a pipe bomb.

Report of a red motorcycle throwing a backpack in front of the doors has surfaced. The FBI is reviewing any surveillance footage to see if they can find out the identity of the perpetrator.

Last week there was a vandalism  at the USAF National Guard recruiting station in Tulsa. The FBI is investigating whether there is a link between the two incidents.

The fact that no one was injured and the explosion took place after hours may indicate that it was someone who didn’t want to hurt anyone, according to the FBI spokesperson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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