White supremacist charged in MLK Day bomb plot
A Washington man with ties to a neo-Nazi group allegedly planted a backpack explosive on a Spokane parade route.
Kevin William Harpham, who has apparent ties to white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups, was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered explosive device. (Read the criminal complaint here.)
The bomb was fortuitously discovered in time for the parade to be rerouted and no one was hurt, but authorities said it could have been lethal. The area in eastern Washington and Idaho has for years been known as a center of white supremacist groups.
Group: MLK parade bomb suspect was avid neo-Nazi
A man accused of trying to bomb a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane was an avid poster on a white supremacist Internet forum, where he referenced bomb-making and alluded to attacking anti-racist demonstrators, a national organization that tracks hate groups said Thursday.
Group: MLK Parade Bomb Suspect Was Avid Neo-Nazi
Fox News - Mar 10, 2011
| AP SPOKANE, Wash. – A national organization that tracks hate groups says the man accused of trying to bomb a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane was an avid poster on a white supremacist Internet forum. The Southern Poverty Law Center says ...
Suspect In Spokane Bomb Case Used Pseudonym To Express Neo-Nazi Views
This week Northeast Washington learned one of its residents is suspected of being a Neo-Nazi terrorist. The FBI arrested 36-year-old Kevin Harpham for allegedly planting a bomb in a backpack along the route of Spokane's Martin Luther King Day Parade. ...