TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Rogers County deputies arrested a man Tuesday after they say he brought an explosive device in a bag onto the property of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Zachary Schmidt told investigators that he knew the device was in the bag he got out of a dumpster near 41st and 129th East Avenue.
Schmidt said he got a ride to the casino from some people. He told detectives that he had gotten into an argument with them and they left him at the casino.
He said the people who gave him a ride put the bag under some stairs at the casino.
Detectives interviewed the people who gave Schmidt a ride and they said the bag belonged to Schmidt.
Schmidt told deputies he thought the device was a firework or firecracker.