One arrested after pipe bomb found in SW OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY – Another explosive found on the southwest side of the city but this time is was in a front yard.
A mail carrier discoved it around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3700 block of S.W. 26th St.
Oklahoma City Police said it was related to two pipe bombs found underneath a gravel truck on Monday.
Neighbors were evacuated while the bomb squad was called in to diffuse the viable explosive.
“I just know that there was a bomb across from the driveway, kind of Scary,” one neighbor said.
In the case of the first two pipe bombs, a truck driver who works for Magerus trucking found them Monday.
One was planted inside the fuel tank, the other other was under the cab.
Luckily while the truck was being driven, the driveline rubbed on one of the bomb’s wires and disconnected it.
Company Manager Charlene Lutke said that as you can imagine, all the drivers were a little nervous.
“They were all a little skittish, you know? They just really were uncertain,” she said. “I said, ‘Well, you guys are just going to have to start looking under your trucks and around your trucks in the morning.’”
One person was arrested in connection with the case Tuesday evening; their identity has not been released.
Authorities have not released a possible motive.