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Bixby, Oklahoma, Air Force recruiting center explosion

Feds investigate explosion at Air Force office in Oklahoma; domestic terrorism is not ruled out


Updated July 11, 2017 02:26 PM EDT

Watch| Presser for the Oklahoma explosion.

The FBI held a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon after the morning explosion outside of an Air Force recruiting office in Bixby, OK. Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of the explosion being a domestic terrorist attack. The FBI is still working to find the assailant and motive behind the incident. A spokesperson for the agency said it was a "blessing" that no one was hurt in the explosion.

An Air Force recruiting office in Bixby, OK, was damaged by an explosion late Monday, our affiliate KTUL in Tulsa reported. Bixby police responded to the scene around 10:15 p.m. local time Monday and discovered damage to the front doors of the building. They summoned a bomb squad and notified the ATF and the FBI. The explosion occurred outside the office, which was closed at the time. No one was injured. Domestic terrorism hasn't been ruled out, according to a statement from the ATF. "While device origin and motive is not known at this time, the site of the explosion is a military office," the statement read. "The possibility of domestic terrorism cannot be excluded at this time. ATF and FBI will continue to process the scene and follow leads until a more definitive determination is made." Multiple witnesses told KTUL that they felt the impact of the explosion. One man at a nearby business said he could feel the explosion in his chest.

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