UPDATE 2:38 p.m. EST: Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, told a news conference that Loewen had been planning the attack on Wichita Mid-Continent Airport for months. Loewen was arrested earlier today and faces a number of federal charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to damage property with explosives and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terror organization
A Wichita Mid-Continent Airport employee was arrested Friday amid allegations that he planned to drive a car bomb into the Kansas airport in a suicide attack.
The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, 58, of Wichita, Kan., is an avionics technician at Mid-Continent Airport and is expected to face federal charges, Wichita television station KAKE reported.
A news conference on the suicide car bomb plot was planned for 1 p.m. local time.