The call began as a domestic dispute at the Greens of Bedford apartments just off 169 near east 63rd street, but quickly turned into much more.
Tulsa police officers saw what looked like explosives and bomb making materials and quickly left the apartment while calling the experts.
“After obtaining a search warrant they continued searching the apartment and found several items used to make explosive devices and they recovered all that evidence,” Tulsa Police Sgt. Justin Farley told KRMG News.
Farley said the area was secured and the bomb squad was called to the scene.
The quick action allowed police to not have to evacuate any of the surrounding apartments.
“The bomb squad was able to get there very quickly after being called and they were able to render things safe in a very short time.”
Officers arrested Richard Carter for the manufacture of bombs and bomb making material as well as possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
When interviewed in custody, Carter admitted to police he knew the explosives could be used for illegal purposes.
Farley told KRMG that they still aren’t sure of the exact intent.
“There’s no indication at this point as to what he was trying to do with these other than trying to make an explosive device explode.”
Farley made it clear that while this turned out fine, it could have been much worse.
“This was a very dangerous situation given that it was an apartment and there’s close quarters with the other apartments, it’s also a dangerous situations for our officers to do into.”
The woman who made the original call was also interviewed, but not held.