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Oklahoma man planted bombs targeting romantic rival, police say

An Oklahoma City man is accused of planting bombs that were intended to maim or kill a romantic rival.

Police arrested 38-year-old Kevin W. Burke, who officials said Tuesday planted an explosive in the fuel tank of a tractor-trailer at an Oklahoma City trucking company. Another bomb was in the truck's cab.

Burke was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of placing an explosive device on a vehicle with intent of bodily harm or death and of manufacturing an explosive device.

Police blocked traffic near the business for a time Monday while they searched for and disabled the bombs.

The Oklahoman reports the triggering mechanisms on the devices malfunctioned, but otherwise could have killed or injured the intended target.

Police say Burke wanted to be with the intended victim's wife.

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