Remote-Control Bomb Found Along MLK March Route
January 19, 2011
(ChattahBox U.S. News)—A backpack placed along the Martin Luther King, Jr. march route in Spokane, WA on Monday contained shrapnel and a remote control detonator, but the FBI was able to defuse the bomb using a remote control robot, MSNBC.com reports. Investigators suspect that the bomb was placed deliberately to injure those marching along the route, in an area where previous white supremacy activities have taken place.
Three local workers are being called unsung heroes for noticing the unattended backpack, which stood upright on a bench. After noticing that it appeared suspicious, the workers asked the FBI whether they should be concerned, MSNBC.com notes.
The FBI has offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. Two T-shirts were found inside the backpack which may offer clues in the planned attack, with one reading “Stevens County Relay for Life June 25th-26th 2010” and another that says “Treasure Island Spring 2009,” MSNBC.com reports.