Owasso Home Explosion Case Turned Over to Federal Agents

An investigation continues this week after an explosion at an Owasso residence sent two individuals to an area hospital.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took over the investigation after the scene was cleared Saturday morning on the 11500 block of North 131st East Avenue. This is after multiple firefighters were sent to the home after the explosion inside.

"What it appears to be is some commercial explosive that the person was working on inside," Owasso Deputy Police Chief Jason Woodruff said. "Like a large mortar shell 13 inch mortar shell that went off inside the house."

Both individuals inside the home were reportedly packing large amounts of gun powder into casings before the explosion. They remain in an area hospital, one o them suffered severe hand injuries.

Agents with the ATF told KTUL that evidence from the home has been shipped to the California. Their investigation will determine if the men will face any federal or local charges for the explosion.

Officials stated that the area is safe for all nearby residents.

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