Suspected explosive device found at Tahlequah propane business; 1 in custody

BY JERRY WOFFORD, TULSA WORLD Modified: May 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm •  Published: May 9, 2013
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TAHLEQUAH -- Officials discovered a “suspected explosive device” at a Tahlequah propane business Thursday afternoon and arrested one individual believed to be involved with the device, police said.

A backpack containing the device, other explosive components, a handgun and several rounds of ammunition were found at the AmeriGas propane facility, 5050 S. Muskogee Ave., said Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King.

Shortly before noon Thursday, the backpack was reported as a suspicious package at the business. Several agencies responded, including Tahlequah police, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Cherokee Nation Marshall Service and Tahlequah Fire Department to investigate the device.

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