Grand jury indicts suspect in Bixby Air Force recruitment center bombing case

Ben Roden is charged with detonating a pipe bomb outside an Air Force recruiting office in Bixby. (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A man accused of detonating a pipe bomb outside a Bixby Air Force recruiting center in July was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury.

Benjamin Don Roden, 28, is charged with seven felony complaints, including malicious damage to federal property by use of an explosive; use of an explosive to commit federal felonies; use and carry and discharge of a destructive device during and in relation to a crime of violence; making of destructive devices in violation of national firearms act; possession of unregistered destructive devices; and two counts of destruction of federal property.

Roden, a former senior airman in the 138th Fighter Wing, is accused of setting off the explosive outside the recruiting center near 103rd and Memorial July 10. He was arrested the next day.

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In his first court appearance, a judge ordered Roden to undergo a mental health evaluation.

A competency hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29.

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