Arraignment, competency hearing pushed back for Bixby bombing suspect


An arraignment for the man accused of setting off a pipe bomb outside an Air Force recruiting center in Bixby has been pushed back again.

Benjamin Roden will return to a federal courtroom in June for an arraignment and competency hearing. Roden was charged with seven felony counts in connection with the July 10 bombing near 101st and Memorial, and a grand jury later indicted him. He appeared in court Tuesday for an arraignment, but the proceeding was pushed back.

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A judge previously decided that Roden is not competent to stand trial and ordered him to undergo mental health treatment.

On June 19, a judge will decide if Roden should receive involuntary medication to restore his competency, according to federal court records.