Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MLK Day Attempted Bomber Charged


A man has been charged in the case of a bomb that had been placed at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane in January.

A magistrate clerk at the U.S. District Court in Spokane tells The Associated Press that Kevin William Harpham, who was arrested Wednesday, is scheduled to make an initial appearance Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Harpham has been charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of knowingly possessing an improvised explosive device.

Meanwhile, federal and local law enforcement officers descended on a home near Addy, a town in rural Stevens County. Two T-shirts found with the bomb were tied to that area.

The bomb was found on Jan. 17 inside a backpack by workers before the start of the parade. The bomb was defused without incident.

David Neiwert
at Crooks and Liars has more about this attempt at an act of domestic terrorism by a known white supremacist.

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