FBI says blast not being called act of terrorism

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The FBI says a pipe bomb explosion that damaged an Air Force recruiting station in northeast Oklahoma is not being called an act of domestic terrorism.

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 and have not identified a suspect.

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.

Rice says the final determination on whether to label the act as terrorism rests with the FBI and that it is currently a criminal investigation into the use of an explosive device.

Rice says agents are still seeking video in the area for possible clues.


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