Explosion Damages Bixby Air Force Recruiting Office

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

The FBI says an explosion Monday night at an Air Force recruiting station in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby is not now being considered an act of terrorism.

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

Authorities are looking into what may have caused an explosion next to a Bixby, Oklahoma, U.S. Air Force recruiting office, CNN reported.

Dale Barnett, the co-owner of Barnett Music Exchange, just four doors from the office in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby, says he just opened the musical instrument store on Monday.

The FBI said it is investigating whether the two attacks at military recruitment centers are related. Authorities initially said it was believed to be an act of domestic terrorism, but a federal agent later said it is being investigated as a criminal act. Terrorism of some type has not been ruled out as the motive behind the bombing in Bixby.


The blast took place around 10.30pm local time (4.30pm GMT) in Bixby, which lies around 15 miles to the south of Tulsa. No injuries have been reported.

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

Investigators with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

The incident has not officially been called a domestic terrorism case, but the investigation is ongoing.

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