>>UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Kevin Harpham of Addy, Washington. Harpham waived his bail hearing on Wednesday after he was arrested. The judge set a new date for March 23rd.
SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday afternoon Kevin Harpham walked into court wearing blue jeans and a dark grey sweatshirt with a Wells Fargo logo.
He appeared calm and respectful to the judge and officials. Harpham is facing Attempted Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to 5-years court supervision after release.
The second charge is Possession of an Unregistered Explosive Device which carries a maximum penalty of 10-years in prison among other fines.
Harpham waived his bail hearing and is expected to appear in court again on March 23rd. Harpham will be appointed a federal defender.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Federal authorities have arrested at least one person allegedly connected to a backpack bomb found during a Martin Luther King parade in January. Federal agents called the backpack bomb an act of "domestic terrorism" and their agency's highest priority in the Spokane area.
Viewers in Stevens County told KHQ at least nine FBI vehicles sped towards a house near Highway 395 south of Colville. At least two counter-assault vehicles were also at the house, according to the viewer.
City workers found a suspicious backpack along a parade route on Martin Luther King day where thousands of people were scheduled to march.
Authorities later determined the backpack contained a bomb at least one agent described as, "the most sophisticated" he had ever seen.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:20 AM EST2013-12-04 15:20:11 GMT
KHQ.COM - If you've ever walked down Frederick near Monroe in north Spokane around this time of year, you've seen it.>>
KHQ.COM - If you've ever walked down Frederick near Monroe in north Spokane around this time of year, you've seen it. How could you not? "Once you start, it has to look halfway decent or else you shouldn't be doing it," Al Materi told KHQ's Kelsey Watts.>>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:02 PM EST2013-12-03 22:02:15 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Cynthia Phan has been wondering about and searching for her father since she can remember.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Cynthia Phan has been searching for her father since she can remember. She was born in Vietnam during the war from a Vietnamese mother and an American father, serving in the U.S. army. When her father returned to the U.S., all he left was his photo and a love note; those two things have driven Cynthia for 40+ years to find the man she could call father. >>