Aviation Technician – Terry Lee Loewen – Arrested in Failed Wichita Airport Suicide Bombing
The jihad reaches Kansas.
A Kansas man was arrested after a failed suicide bombing attempt at the Wichita Mid-Contintent airport. The 58 year-old aviation technician, Terry Lee Loewen, wanted to die a “martyr” in the explosion.
The Witchita Eagle reported:
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.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom and Michael Kaste, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Kansas City, will appear at the news conference in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Wichita to announce charges against a person arrested Friday morning “in a case involving a national security matter,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday morning in statement.
Gov. Sam Brownback also is scheduled to be at the news conference, his office said.
More… U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said the man, a 58-year-old Wichita resident Terry Lee Loewen, had been under investigation since this past summer after making threats to engage in a terrorist act of jihad against the United States.