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Air Force office bombing: FBI, ATF probe possible terrorism in Oklahoma

May 24 2018, 01:48 | Guillermo Bowen

Air Force office bombing: FBI, ATF probe possible terrorism in Oklahoma

Air Force office bombing: FBI, ATF probe possible terrorism in Oklahoma

The bomb was detonated Monday night in front of the recruiting center in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby.

The explosion had damaged the door of the building.

The center was closed at the time.

Federal authorities are searching for surveillance video of a commercial area that houses an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting center where an explosive device was set off.

A witness to the Tulsa area Air Force recruiting center bombing said an individual on a motorcycle was in the area just before the attack.

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The bomb had a "devastating" impact and gouged out a section of the concrete floor of Manchester Arena in the heart of the city. It comes a day after police said they believe attacker Salman Abedi may not have planned the attack alone.

According to the arrest report, Roden faces federal charges of possession of explosive materials and destruction of government property. The FBI has not yet determined if the two criminal incidents at the respective recruiting centers are linked. No injuries were reported. The bomb also pierced the canopy over the office.

Bixby is about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) south of Tulsa.

ATF and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are scouring the area for video surveillance that might have captured someone placing the device or could show a vehicle containing suspects, Davis said. A car's tires were slashed and some of its windows were broken out, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. "Obviously, they would have done it in broad daylight if that were the case, so, from that standpoint, it's a positive", Rice said.

Rice said they probably did it at night to hide, "didn't want to be out in public with this incident".

"That is a big deal to us", she said.



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