Arrest made in Air Force bombing case

Federal authorities have arrested a Tulsa man in connection with the detonation of a pipe bomb at a closed Air Force recruitment office in Bixby last week.

Benjamin Don Roden was arrested and authorities found two pipe bombs and other explosive materials in his South Tulsa apartment.

There has been no evidence that others were involved in the bombing. Investigators are not calling it an act of terrorism. The explosion was at Post Rock Plaza on Memorial Drive at 104th Street. It broke windows and blew off the door of the office. No one was there.

The federal complaint accuses Roden of damage to federal property with explosives, use of explosives to commit a felony and two counts of destroying federal property.

Roden was formerly in the Air Force and in April was discharged from the Oklahoma Air National Guard 138th Fighter Wing in Tulsa. Roden reportedly was angry because he thought Air Force officials prevented him from joining the U.S. Marine Corps.