Authorities are investigating into what may have caused an explosion next to a Bixby, Oklahoma, U.S. Air Force recruiting office. The blast occurred at about 10:30 p.m. local time Monday night in this suburb south of Tulsa. More information will become available Tuesday morning when officials make a statement.
Bomb squads from Bixby and Tulsa police responded around 10:30 p.m. local time Monday to the reported explosion, near Tulsa.
Photos from the scene show the main doors to the office has been blown open with some debris found 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. No injuries have been reported.
If domestic terrorism is the cause, it would be the latest attack in the last nine years of military recruiting offices across the United States. They began in 2008 under somewhat similar circumstances when someone placed a small bomb outside of the military recruiting office in Times Square in New York City overnight. No one was hurt during the incident.
Local police authorities have not confirmed this accounting of events and referred questions to the update Tuesday morning.