Suspect Arrested for Manufacturing a Hoax Homemade Bomb
Staff and Wire Reports
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City police have arrested a suspected connected to suspicious devices found on railroad tracks near the city's southeast side.
Police say 33-year-old Chadwick Everett Baker was found near the scene Sunday night after the devices were found Sunday afternoon. He was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on three complaints of manufacturing a hoax homemade bomb.
The Oklahoma City Bomb Squad detonated three suspicious devices that were found on the tracks Sunday night.
Witnesses said a person driving very erratically came down to the railroad tracks near S.E. 34th Street and Shields Boulevard, got out of the car and threw something onto the tracks.
A neighbor thought the devices looked suspicious, like a pipe bomb, and called police. Police got to the scene around 5 p.m. and were there until just before midnight.
Bomb technicians say the devices were fake but were made to look like pipe bombs. The FBI and Burlington Northern officials were also at the scene.
The area was evacuated as a precaution, but residents were allowed back into their homes after the scene was cleared.
Four trains were tied up because of the device on the tracks.