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KHQ EXCLUSIVE: 3 Men Who Discovered MLK Bomb Talk To Dan About Losing Their Jobs

KHQ.COM - Three workers who found a live bomb along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane and were hailed as heroes say they later lost their jobs.

The three were employed by Labor Ready and working under contract for the Spokane Public Facilities District when they found a backpack containing the bomb about an hour before the parade was to start Jan. 17. They alerted police, who were able to defuse the
bomb.

The three said they were criticized for not handling the situation properly and later lost their jobs.

The head of the Spokane Public Facilities District told The Spokesman-Review there was concern that the men handled the bomb too much before calling authorities.
   

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