Federal officials arrested a man Wednesday after he walked into the Oklahoma City federal building claiming he was carrying bombs.
The new federal building, where the incident occurred, is not far from the site of the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, which killed 168 and wounded hundreds.
According to Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Gary Johnson, the man made the threat after walking into the building.
"He had a backpack. He handed the security guard a note saying he had a bomb in the backpack and a bomb in his car parked out front," Johnson said.
Johnson said the man then ran from the building and was arrested a short time later.
Meanwhile, Johnson said, the buildings remain evacuated while the bomb investigators secure the site.
Hours later, federal officials released the name of the suspect in a bomb scare that evacuated a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City.
Roderick Robinson, 30, of Oklahoma City faces federal charges in connection to the bomb threat, according to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to the release, a person entered the building shortly after noon and attempted to enter the Social Security Administration offices. However, when security guards told him he would have to be processed through a security checkpoint, he handed two notes to them, left the backpack and exited the building, the release said. The notes stated there was a bomb in the backpack and another bomb in a car parked near the building, the release said.
Meanwhile, a nearby business called police about a suspicious man, who was immediately detained by authorities, according to the release.
"The investigation determined this person, Roderick Robinson, was the same person who left the backpack and notes at the Federal Building," the FBI press release states.
Johnson said bomb technicians from Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office and the FBI were still determining whether the backpack and/or car contain explosive devices, and the building remained evacuated Wednesday evening.
"Bomb technicians from those three agencies are working together. They have a very methodical safe approach," Johnson said. "Ben Fenwick