Suspect arrested in attempted bombing of Spokane MLK Day parade

first_imgSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Federal agents arrested a man on Wednesday in the case of a bomb that had been placed at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane in January but was found before it could explode and cause injuries, a law enforcement official said.The federal official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that agents were preparing to search a location tied to the man.Meanwhile, KHQ-TV of Spokane reported that federal and local law enforcement officers had surrounded a home near Colville, about 80 miles northwest of Spokane. Two T-shirts found inside the bomb were tied to that rural area.Additional details were not immediately available. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case ahead of an official announcement planned later in the day.The bomb was found on Jan. 17 inside a backpack by city workers before the start of the parade, which was rerouted. The bomb was defused without incident.last_img read more