Bixby Bombing Suspect Faces Federal Charges

US Marshal 28-year-old man arrested in pipe bomb explosion

Federal authorities have confirmed an explosive device was set off outside an Air Force recruiting center near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"We can confirm that we have taken into custody a person of interest in regard to the bombing at the USAF Recruiting Center last night", the FBI's field office tweeted.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also investigating. If the incident is determined to be a case of domestic terrorism, the FBI will take over the investigation. The center was closed and no one was hurt, federal authorities said.

Witnesses say a person on a red motorcycle threw a backpack at the building, and believe a pipe bomb could have been inside.

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The Tulsa World reports that a pipe bomb caused the explosion.

Debris after an explosion at a recruiting center in Bixby, Oklahoma.

Bixby police say the blast was reported around 10:30 p.m. Monday. "But it's quite ironic that that happened".

The Tulsa World reports that the Tulsa police and Federal Bureau of Investigation took a suspect into custody at an apartment complex on Tuesday afternoon.

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"It's a little bit comforting that they didn't want to kill anybody".

No suspects have been identified and a motive is not yet known, they said.

On social media, he often complained about being mistreated by the air force and bemoaned the plight of other vets.

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

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