Recruiting center bombing: Bomb found in suspect's home has unusual features, FBI says
By The Associated Press
Indrek Redard, who works for the property management company, views damage Tuesday, July 11, 2017, after an explosion Monday night outside an Air Force recruitment office in Bixby, Okla. The center was closed at the time and no one was injured. The explosion is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism, but the late-night blast could also have been a horrible prank, a federal agent said Tuesday. (Mike Simons//Tulsa World via AP)
TULSA, Okla. — A preliminary FBI investigation has determined that an explosive found in the Oklahoma apartment of a man accused of setting off a pipe bomb near a military recruiting office had unusual features usually seen outside the U.S.
The Tulsa World reports that court documents show the FBI determined that one of two pipe bombs found in 28-year-old Benjamin Roden's apartment in Tulsa utilized two 9-volt batteries and magnets.
A government affidavit states that the nature of the pipe bomb was "unusual for Oklahoma," and that it had features "typically seen in other parts of the world."
Photo Credit: Tulsa County Sheriffs Office via AP Roden was arrested July 11 in connection to a pipe-bomb explosion outside an unoccupied Air Force recruiting office in suburban Tulsa.
Roden's attorneys have questioned whether he can assist in his own defense. A competency hearing is set for August 29.