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FBI: Pipe Bomb Found in Suspect’s Oklahoma Man’s Apartment Had ‘Unusual’ Features

Bombing suspect Benjamin Roden.

Bombing suspect Benjamin Roden.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

One of two pipe pipe bombs found in the Oklahoma apartment of a man accused of setting off explosives near a military recruiting office had “unusual” features typically seen outside of the U.S., according to an FBI investigation.

One of the pipe bombs found in 28-year-old Benjamin Roden’s apartment in Tulsa contained magnets and two 9-volt batteries – features “typically seen in other parts of the world,” the Tulsa World reports.

The bomb was “unusual for Oklahoma,” the government affidavit reads.

Roden was arrested in July following a pipe-bomb explosion outside of an unoccupied Air Force recruiting office in a suburb of Tulsa.

The investigation is ongoing, but federal authorities said last week that the explosion didn’t appear to be domestic terrorism.

Rosen, a former Air Force senior airman, joined the Air National Guard in 2014 but later resigned after failing to complete training to become a certified electrician.

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San Bernardino Terrorists Who Opened Fire at Holiday Party Intended to Detonate Pipe Bomb

San Bernardino couple who opened fire at a holiday party.

San Bernardino couple who opened fire at a holiday party.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The San Bernardino terrorists who opened fire at a holiday party, killing 14 people on Dec. 2, also planned to detonate an explosive device inside the room, the FBI told the Los Angeles Times. 

Investigators said Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, hid a pipe bomb inside a bag at the Inland Regional Center.

What remains unclear is when the couple planned to detonate the bomb – before or after opening fire.

“Was the intent to detonate prior to their attack?” David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, asked. “We just don’t have the answer.”

The bomb, which was attached to a remote-control toy car, “was armed and ready to detonate,” Bowdich said.

The remote control for the toy car was found in the couple’s SUV.

FBI, Justice Department Urged to Re-Open 1985 Pipe Bombing of Arab American Group

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Civil rights supporters are calling for the FBI and Justice Department to reopen the investigation into the 1985 killing of a prominent Palestinian American leader, Democracy Now reports.

Alex Odeh was killed by a powerful pipe bomb placed at the offices of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination in Santa Ana, Calif., where he served as group’s western regional director.

The FBI’s focus was on the Jewish Defense League, according to Democracy Now.

But no one has been arrested.

“Despite 28 years of knocking on the doors of justice, we have not found it yet. Alex was a very peaceful man,” says Albert Mokhiber, former president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. “He was known as an activist, in not just the Arab-American movement and Palestinian issues, but civil rights in general.”

FBI Steps Up Nationwide Hunt for Man Suspected of Trying to Bomb Colo. Mall

Earl Albert Moore/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI on Sunday stepped up its nationwide hunt for a 65-year-old, tattooed man suspected of  placing a crude bomb at  the Southeast Plaza Mall in Jefferson County, Colo. last Wednesday. The bomb never detonated.

The Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force released five additional photographs of suspect Earl Albert Moore, who the FBI described as being 200-225 lbs, 6’0” – 6’2”, gray mustache and multiple tattoos.

The FBI requested that he media distribute the new photos.

Authorities found a pipe bomb and two propane tanks in the stairwell of  the mall.

The Denver Post reported that Moore had been released from prison a week before the incident. He was serving time for bank robbery.

The bomb was planted on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.