Authorities: Love triangle sparked S. OKC pipe bombs

Posted on: 8:07 am, December 13, 2012, by , updated on: 10:32am, December 13, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – New information has been released on what led a man to strap bombs to a semi truck in Oklahoma City.

Two bombs were found on the truck owned by Magerus Trucking Company Monday, another pipe bomb was found on Tuesday in a yard near the company.

Police arrested 38-year-old Kevin Burke.

An arrest affidavit states the explosives stemmed from the sparks of a love triangle and a Magerus truck driver was the target.

“That’s ridiculous,” neighbor Barbara Newman said. “That’s not only causing him being blown up but innocent people.”

Police said a mailman found the third bomb near Newman’s yard just blocks from the trucking company on S.W. 29th St. and they said they believe it was initially planted on the semi truck and ended up falling there.

“The fact that someone is actually taking the time to put something like this together and then actually strapping it on or placing it on a vehicle that someone is going to be using where it can cause serious injury or death, yeah that’s concerning,” OKC Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Police said Burke now faces three counts of manufacturing an explosive device and a charge of placing an explosive device on a vehicle with intent of bodily injury or death.