Sorry if this has been posted--I just skimmed over the last 300 posts, from my leisurely reading since this morning.
Update: South Oval and buses cleared
UPDATE: Boren releases second statement: "Second detonation from bomb squad" to make sure there was no second device
By Althea Peterson
October 02, 2005
UPDATE: Joel Hinricks, 21, engineering junior, is the identity released at the press conference as the suicide bomber.
UPDATE: 4 p.m. - The FBI took over as the lead agency investigating the bombing Saturday during the OU football game against Kansas State. Three buses have been wiped down and sprayed, clearing the remains of the suicide bomber. The buses are still parked on the South Oval.
The scene is very calm right now. Children and former OU head football coach Barry Switzer were biking around the South Oval. A policeman is still stationed near a small 6-by-1 ft. roped-off area in front of G.L. Cross Hall, but all other areas that were blocked following the game are now open.
Catherine Bishop, vice president for Public Affairs, confirmed this afternoon that as of 1:45 p.m., classes will still be held Monday.
More information will be available following a 4 p.m. press conference. Scooby Axson
3: 15 p.m. Today OU President David L. Boren released a second statement Sunday confirming that there was no second device. Early reports that there was a second device were incorrect. The second detonation was the bomb squad making sure there was no second device in the area.
OUDaily.com has also learned that as of 3:15 p.m. Sunday, class will be held Monday as scheduled. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. -Althea Peterson
One person was killed Saturday night in an explosion during the second quarter of the OU/Kansas State game.
OU police Sgt. Gary Robinson said: "We heard a loud explosion outside the stadium, a device was exploded. We have one fatality and we have the area sectioned off. We are checking to see if there are any devices."
The explosion occurred in the courtyard east of G.L. Cross Hall, Robinson said.
He said after the area was cleared of any other possible devices the police would check on other injuries.
"We're letting the hazardous device units do what they do," Robinson said.
Robinson said after the game fans would be let out on the east side of the stadium towards Jenkins Avenue. During half time fans were not allowed to leave the stadium on the west side.
There is also local feedback, which I haven't read yet--haven't even read all of this yet, but saw that the perp has been ID'ed.
I'm not sure I'd take the OU Daily's word the sun would rise tomorrow, but I didn't see anything there that is impossible, this trip, anyway.
Nope. No jihadi this time, thankfully.
Thanks for the update! Joel Hinricks -- did they say what his major was?
Last name has a "h" not a "k" -- couldn't find him with the "k" but the "h" came up as he lived on Boomer Drive which I believe is in Parkview Apartments.