Author: Associated Press
Friday 11 March 2011
The three were employed by Labor Ready and working under contract for the Spokane Public Facilities District when they found a backpack containing the bomb about an hour before the parade was to start Jan. 17. They alerted police, who were able to defuse the bomb.
The three, whose identities had been withheld until Thursday for their safety, said they were criticized for not handling the situation properly and later lost their jobs.
The head of the Spokane Public Facilities District told The Spokesman-Review there was concern that the men handled the bomb too much before calling authorities.