Man arrested for allegedly planning to blow up Oklahoma City bank

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY – A suspect allegedly tried to blow up a bank in Oklahoma City on Saturday, the same day as the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell, who is set to appear in court on Monday, for to attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb in an alley adjacent to a bank downtown.

According to court documents, Varnell was upset with the government prompting law enforcement to take notice. Varnell loaded what he thought was a bomb into a van and attempted to detonate it.

Thanks to an FBI agent posing as someone who could help Varnell with the attack, Varnell detonated a fake bomb.


Varnell faces up to 20 years in prison with a minimum sentence of five years.

Don't Miss


Latest News

More News