A federal grand jury has indicted a Washington man accused of placing a bomb along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane.
The grand jury indictment returned Tuesday charges 36-year-old Kevin Harpham with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and unauthorized possession of an unregistered explosive device. Harpham is scheduled to appear Wednesday before a federal magistrate.
Harpham is from Addy, a town north of Spokane, and has extensive ties to white supremacist groups.
He is represented by federal public defender Roger Peven, who tells The Spokesman-Review it's a serious case that he's looking forward to working on.
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The pipe bomb was found the morning of the parade, Jan. 17, and disabled before it could explode. Harpham was arrested at his home on March 9.