FBI will consider recent neo-Nazi activity in Spokane bomb discovery
SPOKANE, Washington (CNN) — The FBI will consider recent local neo-Nazi activity in its investigation of a backpack bomb found this week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, but it has no evidence of any connections, the agency told CNN on Thursday.
Frank Harrill, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Spokane field office, said authorities know of no link to “any specific group or individuals” and called reports linking the bomb to recent neo-Nazi activity in a nearby Idaho town “premature.”
The bureau is looking into the incident as “an act of domestic terrorism,” Harrill said.
“Every square millimeter of the backpack will be subjected to every kind of analysis, every component will be taken apart. It will be a laborious process, taking days if not longer,” Harrill told CNN.