Tulsa Man Jailed in Connection to Air Force Recruiting Office Explosion

A Tulsa man was arrested in connection to the explosion at the Bixby Air Force Recruiting Office on Monday.

Benjamin Roden was arrested on Tuesday.

Ben Roden from his Facebook page

Roden served in the military and was upset about his discharge — so he bombed a recruiters’ office.

KJRH reported:


A man was arrested Tuesday after an explosion Monday night at the US Air Force Recruiting Center in Bixby.

An FBI spokesperson said a man has been taken into custody at the Sand Dollar Apartments near 61st and Riverside in Tulsa in connection with the explosion. That man was identified as Benjamin Roden, 28.

Roden was arrested at 3 p.m. by officers with the Tulsa Police Department.

Special Agent Jessi Rice said Tuesday that the blast in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby is not being called terrorism because investigators have not determined a motive.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had said earlier that agents were treating the late Monday explosion as a possible act of domestic terrorism out of “an abundance of caution,” because of its proximity to the recruiting office.

Roden posted a video on his homemade alarm system on Facebook.

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