Federal agents are investigating race as a possible motive behind an abandoned backpack containing a functional bomb that was left along the downtown route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Washington.
The suspicious backpack was spotted by three city employees about an hour before the parade was to start Monday.
They saw wires and immediately alerted law enforcement, who disabled it without incident. Thomas Clouse is a reporter for the Spokesman Review and joins us to talk about the investigation.
This segment aired on January 19, 2011.