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Law enforcement finds explosive in vehicle near Sperry

by: Greg Brown Updated:


SPERRY, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Sperry police say they, along with other local law enforcement, are investigating after officers discovered vehicle with an explosive in it Tuesday.
  • Officers say they were searching a vehicle for narcotics during a traffic stop on West Birch Place when they found a homemade explosive in the the trunk of the vehicle.
  • They say Tulsa police worked to dismantle the explosive, which was made of two plastic bottles filled with lead buckshot and connected to a battery pack.
  • The area was contained and some residents from eight area homes were evacuated as a safety measure.
  • A person of interest will be released until testing from federal authorities comes back.

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