FBI: “Bomb & Backpack Heading to Virginia” - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Attempted Pipe Bomb Attack Along MLK Parade Route In Downtown Spokane; Suspect At Large

(Photo from KHQ photographer Trevor Smith) (Photo from KHQ photographer Trevor Smith)
(Exclusive KHQ.com photo of the bomb) (Exclusive KHQ.com photo of the bomb)
(Photo from KHQ photographer Trevor Smith) (Photo from KHQ photographer Trevor Smith)
(Photo of bomb emailed to PIX@KHQ.com) (Photo of bomb emailed to PIX@KHQ.com)

SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ has learned that Monday's thwarted device is actually a pipe bomb. Sources in Washington, D.C. told NBC Justice Correspondent Pete Williams that the bomb was surrounded by shrapnel and filled with smokeless powder, or gun powder. Sources also said the device, which is currently on its way to FBI headquarters in Virginia for further analysis, was radio controlled. Experts say this means even a certain garage door opener could have detonated it.

Spokane Special FBI Agent Frank Harrill says there's no way to speculate how long testing for the backpack and device will take but adds it will be long and tedious. The FBI did not receive any warnings about the bomb before Monday morning, and no one has claimed responsibility. Right now the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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