FBI: Preserved Bomb Key To Gathering Evidence - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

FBI: Preserved Bomb Key To Gathering Evidence

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Law enforcement officers say bomb technicians' decision to disable an explosive left along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, rather than blow it
up, helped lead to the arrest of a suspect with ties to a white supremacist group.

FBI agent Frank Harrill said Thursday that the preserved bomb was sent to an FBI lab in Quantico, Va., where it could be meticulously examined for evidence.

Harrill, agent in charge of the FBI office in Spokane, said a local bomb squad displayed extraordinary expertise and courage that allowed the FBI to process a complete device.

Harrill declined to reveal what evidence the FBI was able to get from the bomb and backpack that surrounded the device. That information remains contained in sealed court documents.

      
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