Tulsa police find improvised explosive device inside backpack

VIDEO: Police find improvised explosive device inside backpack, arrest one

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Tulsa Police arrested Joshua David on warrants but also discovered a backpack with an improvised explosive device inside.
  • It happened on Friday just after 7:30 p.m. at the 9100 block of East Admiral Place.
  • Police say they located a stolen truck and three suspects walking near the truck.
  • TPD arrested Joshua David on felony warrants for auto theft.
  • Police used a helicopter and multiple units to uncover more stolen vehicles in the area.
  • Police found a stolen Ford truck in the area with the backpack inside
  • An explosives expert from TPD Bomb Squad responded, dismantled the device and confirmed that it was functional.
  • The explosives expert also found that the device had a LEGO police officer toy taped to it.
  • In addition to warrants, police arrested David on complaints of possession of an improvised explosive device.
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