Kansas Man Arrested for Aspiring to Create a Man-Caused Disaster at the Wichita Airport

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Authorities have arrested a man who planned to detonate a car bomb at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport.

The charges against the man, identified as 58-year-old Terry Lee Loewen, included an attempt to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Loewen, who worked at the airport, was arrested this morning on the airport’s tarmac with a vehicle he thought contained explosives. U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said the man had been under surveillance since earlier this year and had been given inert explosives by authorities during the investigation.

Loewen reportedly wanted to "die in the explosion as a martyr." He is a Muslim convert, radicalized online.