Feds seek to shield evidence in suicide bomb case

Terry L. Loewen

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking to limit who can see some evidence in the case of a suicide bomb plot at a Kansas airport, calling the information “far too important” to national security to be made public.

In a court filing, prosecutors asked for a hearing on whether to restrict the release of materials provided to the attorneys representing Terry L. Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician facing terror-related charges.

Loewen was arrested Dec. 13 after a months-long undercover sting when he allegedly tried to drive a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to use of an explosive device to damage property, and attempting to give material support to al-Qaida.

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