Terry Lee Loewen http://kmuw.org en Federal Prosecutors Seek More Time To File Motion In Case Against 'Wichita Bomb Plot' Suspect http://kmuw.org/post/federal-prosecutors-seek-more-time-file-motion-case-against-wichita-bomb-plot-suspect <p>Federal prosecutors are seeking more time to file a key motion in their case against a Wichita man who is accused of plotting a suicide bombing at Wichita's Mid-Continent airport.</p><p>Avionics technician Terry Loewen has pleaded not guilty to charges including attempting to give material support to al-Qaida.</p><p>Loewen was arrested Dec. 13 after allegedly trying to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at Mid-Continent Airport, where he worked.</p><p>The arrest followed a months-long federal sting operation.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:34:42 +0000 Associated Press 31143 at http://kmuw.org Attorneys For Terry Loewen Expect Trial To Focus On Entrapment http://kmuw.org/post/attorneys-terry-loewen-expect-trial-focus-entrapment <p>Attorneys for a man accused of planning a suicide bombing at Wichita's Mid-Continent airport say they expect the trial to focus on what they call entrapment and outrageous government conduct.</p><p>On Tuesday, attorneys for 58-year-old Terry L. Loewen of Wichita opposed many rules that prosecutors want for national security reasons.</p><p>Lowen's attorneys say the government wants to micro-manage the defense's handling of evidence.</p><p>They believe some information will show how the FBI transformed the former Marine into an alleged terrorist prepared to commit suicide for al-Qaida.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:58:15 +0000 Associated Press 29203 at http://kmuw.org Federal Prosecutors Ask Courts To Shield Evidence In Wichita Bombing Plot http://kmuw.org/post/federal-prosecutors-ask-courts-shield-evidence-wichita-bombing-plot <p>Federal prosecutors want to shield some evidence in the case of a man being accused of plotting a suicide bombing at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.</p><p>They asked the court on Thursday to limit who can see formerly classified information that has been declassified in order to prosecute 58-year-old Terry Loewen of Wichita.</p><p>The government wants to protect identities of undercover agents and the use of sensitive sources and methods.</p><p>Loewen had worked at the airport as an avionics technician.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:40:33 +0000 Associated Press 29024 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Bombing Plot Suspect Terry Loewen Returns To Court For Detention Hearing http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-bombing-plot-suspect-terry-loewen-returns-court-detention-hearing <p>Federal prosecutors say Tery Lee Loewen intended to inflict "maximum carnage" with a suicide bomb plot at the Wichita Airport.</p><p>They say a bomb would have killed or injured hundreds of people--and those factors alone should compel a judge to keep him behind bars before trial.</p><p>Loewen will return to court for a detention hearing on Friday.</p><p>He'll have to convince U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Humphreys that he does not pose a public danger or flight risk.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:06:51 +0000 Associated Press 27909 at http://kmuw.org Criminal Complaint Reveals Communications Between Loewen and Undercover FBI Agents http://kmuw.org/post/criminal-complaint-reveals-communications-between-loewen-and-undercover-fbi-agents <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A would-be&nbsp;bomber was stopped at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport Friday morning. He had been planning an alleged&nbsp;suicide bombing attack for many months.</p><p>The 58-year-old man, from Wichita, was an employee of an aeronautics company. Terry Loewen was arrested at a gate to the tarmac of the airport. Loewen tried to use his badge to open the gate, but the system had been disabled.</p><p>It was the end of a long sting operation conducted by undercover FBI agents.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:37:29 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 27672 at http://kmuw.org Criminal Complaint Reveals Communications Between Loewen and Undercover FBI Agents