FBI releases ‘unusual’ analysis of pipe bomb found in man’s apartment after Bixby Air Force recruiting office bombing

An unexploded pipe bomb found in the apartment of a man jailed in connection with the bombing of a Bixby military recruiting office had unusual features, according to court records.

A preliminary Federal Bureau of Investigation analysis of one of two unexploded improvised explosive devices found in Benjamin Roden’s south Tulsa apartment determined the device utilized two 9-volt batteries and magnets in its construction, a government affidavit states.

“FBI bomb technicians noted the nature of the IED was unusual for Oklahoma, because IEDs with these features are typically seen in other parts of the world,” according to the affidavit, filed Monday in Tulsa federal court in support of a request for a search warrant.

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Source: Tulsa World.