August 2011, Vol. 238 No. 8

In The News

State, Fed Technicians Remove Bomb from Oklahoma Pipeline

The FBI announced Aug. 11 the discovery of an explosive device attached to a natural gas pipeline in Okemah, OK, about seventy miles east from Oklahoma City. At approximately 11 a.m. August 10, the Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Office notified the FBI about a potential improvised explosive device (IED) attached to a gas line approximately five miles south of Okemah. The device was described as a 1’x1′ pipe bomb with a timing mechanism attached to it. According to the FBI report, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Technicians along with Special Agent Bomb Technicians from the FBI responded to the area. The device was removed from the gas line and placed in a remote area

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