A bomb was found along the route for the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Spokane, Washington.
Officials say the bomb could have caused multiple casualties.
ABC reported that it was a pipe bomb.
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A backpack found along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Spokane contained a bomb “capable of inflicting multiple casualties,” the FBI said Tuesday, describing the case as “domestic terrorism.”
The FBI said the Swiss Army-brand backpack was found about 9:25 a.m. PST on Monday on a bench at the northeast corner of North Washington Street and West Main Avenue in downtown Spokane.
In an interview on msnbc cable’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Spokesman-Review reporter Thomas Clouse said confidential sources told him that the device was equipped with a remote control detonator and contained shrapnel.
A bomb disposal unit was called in and neutralized the device with a robot. The FBI said in a statement on Tuesday that “the backpack contained a potentially deadly destructive device, likely capable of inflicting multiple casualties.”
The FBI has refused to discuss how the bomb was constructed.
Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Has the media started blaming the tea party yet?