|01-18-2011, 07:07 PM||#1|
Lost In Space
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bomb at MLK Event -WA
Looks like we got really really lucky.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – The FBI is treating the investigation of an unexploded backpack bomb left along the parade route of a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration as a possible case of domestic terrorism, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday.
The unattended Swiss Army-brand backpack, with wires visible, was discovered Monday morning on a downtown bench by three city workers who notified police of the device about 30 minutes before the parade was scheduled to begin, the FBI said.
The parade, attended by about 1,500 people, was quickly rerouted while city's bomb disposal unit was summoned and safely "neutralized the device," the FBI said.
FBI agent Frank Harrill, an agency spokesman in Spokane, described the "improvised explosive device" as having a "very lethal design" capable of inflicting "multiple casualties."
The device in the backpack was largely concealed by two T-shirts packed inside. The exact design and suspected strength of the bomb were not revealed.
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