Explosion at Okla. Air Force Recruiting Center

FBI investigating explosion outside Air Force recruiting center near Tulsa Okla. as domestic terror

Rice described the device used to blow the front door off the recruiting station around 10:30 p.m. Monday as a pipe bomb.

The door of the center was blown off in the blast and landed in a parking space in front of the storefront and soot-covered windows.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also investigating.

A United States Air Force recruiting office near Tulsa, Oklahoma was bombed on Monday evening. ATF Special Agent Meredith Davis says the blast is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism.

The office was closed at the time of the explosion and no one was injured, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"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.

Witnesses told investigators that someone on a red motorcycle threw a backpack at the recruiting center, which then exploded, according to KJRH in Tulsa.

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Debris after an explosion at a recruiting center in Bixby, Oklahoma. No injuries were reported.

"That government vehicle looks lovely setting outside that office in tulsa". "There's no known connection, but it's quite ironic that that happened".

Federal investigators from several different departments responded to the explosion. She says he was deployed with the Air Force, but that she didn't know where.

Rice said they probably did it at night to hide, "didn't want to be out in public with this incident". "Roden blamed the U.S. Air Force for preventing him from being accepted by the U.S. Marines".

Benjamin Rhoden has been identified only as a "person of interest" and it is not clear if charges will be filed Tuesday.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI's Oklahoma City field office at 405-290-7770.

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