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MLK Bomb Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

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>>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.

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