FBI works to arrest suspect in Oklahoma pipeline bomb incident

By Phaedra Friend Troy

A bomb was discovered attached to a Oklahoma natural gas pipeline on the evening of August 10. The FBI is working to arrest the person suspected of planting the explosive.

The Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Office discovered an explosive device on a natural gas pipeline about 5 miles south of Okemah, Oklahoma. The local law enforcement contacted the FBI, who worked to safely remove the improvised explosive device.

The bomb is a 1-foot-by-1-foot explosive device with a timing mechanism attached.

Explosive specialists from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol worked with those of the FBI to remove the device from the pipeline, and move it to a remote location for further examination. 

The pipeline has been extensively searched for other explosive devises, and no other bombs have been found.

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