Bixby US Air Force Recruiting Center bomber to undergo mental health evaluation

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 15:39:03-04

BIXBY, Okla. -- The suspect in an explosion at the US Air Force Recruiting Center is claiming a mental illness as he stands before a judge.

Ben Roden, 28, will remain in federal custody as he awaits a mental evaluation.

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Roden’s attorney says he’s suffered from a mental disease for several months. The judge will set a new review date after the evaluation.

The pipe bomb exploded on the night of July 10 in front of the recruiting center.

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