Explosion at Okla. Air Force Recruiting Center

An explosion outside an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting center is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism, but the late-night blast could also have been a frightful prank, a federal agent said Tuesday.

Some damage was reported to the front doors of the building.

But a federal agent later said authorities were investigating the incident as a criminal act, according to News on 6 in Tulsa, Okla.

The recruiting office was closed at the time and no one was injured.

"Roden wanted to quit the Air Force and join the U.S. Marines, however, the U.S. Marines would not accept Roden", the arrest affidavit states. They believe it may have been a pipe bomb.

Debris after an explosion at a recruiting center in Bixby, Oklahoma.

FBI Special Agent Jessi Rice said initial information received about the Air Force recruiting center bombing indicates a pipe bomb was used, CNN reports.

Vandalism was also reported at another recruiting center across the street last week, within walking distance of where the bomb was detonated, the Federal Bureau of Investigation told the Tulsa World. The FBI is in charge of the investigation. A vehicle's tires were slashed and some windows broken at that office. "Obviously, they would have done it in broad daylight if that were the case, so, from that standpoint, it's a positive", Rice said. "Roden blamed the U.S. Air Force for preventing him from being accepted by the U.S. Marines".

The event took place Monday night in Bixby, just south of Tulsa. She said investigators are using a two-pronged approach, sweeping both the crime scene and the surrounding area.


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