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Man arrested for plotting to blow up Kansas airport

Source: Reuters - Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:32 PM
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Dec 13 (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested a man who was plotting to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, with a carload of explosives, officials said Friday.

Terry Loewen, a 58-year-old aviation technician from Wichita, intended to die a martyr in the bombing, U.S. District Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said at a news conference.

Authorities said Loewen was believed to have been motivated, at least partly, by religious beliefs.

The man was taken into custody early Friday, officials said, as he attempted to make his way onto airport property with what he thought were active explosives. They said he had planned the attack for months. (Reporting by Carey Gillam; Editing by Vicki Allen and Bernadette Baum)

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