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    KS - Terry Loewen charged in airport bomb plot, Wichita, Dec 2013

    Watch live: Mid-Continent bomb plot arrest

    A person has been arrested in Kansas in connection to a national security matter, according to the U.S. Attorneys office.

    Federal officials tell CBS News a man was arrested plotting to blow up Mid-Continent Airport using a bomb in a vehicle


    http://www.kwch.com/news/local-news/...r/-/index.html


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    NBC News: Man arrested planned suicide bombing at Wichita airport

    Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams says a 1 p.m. news conference Friday will address “a major situation for our city that was averted” through a collaborative investigation.

    NBC News reported that federal officials arrested a man who planned to detonate a suicide bomb at Wichita’s Mid-Continent airport.

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/12/13/317...#storylink=cpy

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    Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    By Pete Williams, Chief Justice Correspondent, NBC News

    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kasnsas.

    http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_n...a-airport?lite

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    Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives.

    more at link .......... http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_n...a-airport?lite

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    FBI: Man plotted suicide bombing at Wichita airport

    The suspect went to great lengths to research the airport and flights to find when the airport would be most packed with passengers. Loewen was employed as an avionics technician for an aeronautics company, and had a security pass giving him access to the tarmac.

    Loewen was charged with one count each of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to damage property and attempting to provide support to the terrorist group al-Qaida. Authorities said he was trying to support "al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula."

    Loewen was arrested about 5:40 a.m. Friday when he attempted to drive a vehicle onto the tarmac, Grissom said. He said Loewen believed that the vehicle was loaded with "high explosives," but they were duds.

    Sources told KCTV5 that the man actually got the explosives from an undercover federal agent.

    Court records indicate that Loewen early Friday did wiring to make the bomb operational. He tried twice to gain access to the tarmac at the airport but his access had been disabled.

    Loewen allegedly left his sister a letter dated Dec. 11, according to court records.

    full article at link ........... http://www.kctv5.com/story/24216016/...ichita-airport

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    Kansas airport worker arrested in car bomb plot

    Loewen made an initial court appearance Friday afternoon, answering "yes" in a strong voice to procedural questions. A U.S. magistrate ordered that he remain jailed at least until a hearing next Friday after prosecutors said he was a flight risk and a danger to the community.

    His wife and attorney declined comment after the hearing.

    His brother-in-law, David Reddig, described Loewen as a "good guy." He said Loewen helped him pay off the debt on his truck and took care of his home and chickens after an eye injury kept him from working.

    "He is a hard worker and all that stuff," Reddig said.

    But he said Loewen kept details of his life away from his relatives.

    Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/13...#storylink=cpy

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    August 2015:

    http://www.kansas.com/news/local/cri...e32987064.html

    Terry Lee Loewen, the former avionics technician convicted in a failed suicide bomb plot at Wichita’s airport in 2013, will serve 20 years in federal prison on one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction...

    Loewen, 60, listened as U.S. District Judge Monti Belot announced the sentence, which was proposed in his plea deal. He will be subject to supervision for life when he leaves prison.



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