Explosion confirmed at USAF Recruiting Center in Oklahoma

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The FBI said it is investigating whether the two attacks at military recruitment centers are related. The law enforcement agents are reviewing the scene and collecting evidence to help determine what type of bomb was used and what the possible motive was for the crime.

In Bixby, Oklahoma in the recruiting center Voyenno-air forces of the US there was an explosion.

Bixby and Tulsa Police received several reports of the explosion just after 10:30 p.m. Bixby requested Tulsa Police bomb squad because of a possible pipe bomb. The FBI and ATF are now investigating the incident but they have not determined if this is an act of domestic terrorism.

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Photos from the scene show the main doors to the office blown open with some debris on the sidewalk entrance and in the parking lot; a hanging light fixture that looks to have been dislodged in the blast. The area is now cordoned off as the investigation begins. They have witnesses who reported a motorcycle seen leaving the area, and agents are following up on that lead, she said.

A United States Air Force recruiting office near Tulsa, Oklahoma was bombed on Monday evening.

The recruiting office was closed at the time and no one was injured. The suspects in each case were tried, convicted, and sentenced. Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols were convicted for carrying out the attack.