Court Date Set For Wichita Suicide Bombing Plot Case

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A federal judge has set a status hearing in the case of a Kansas avionics technician accused of planning a suicide bombing at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Tuesday scheduled the hearing in the case of 58-year-old Terry L. Loewen for Feb. 10.

The Wichita man was arrested in December following an undercover operation. Investigators allege Loewen tried to get what he believed was a car bomb onto the tarmac of the airport, where he worked.

Charges include attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted material support to al-Qaida.

Federal prosecutors want the case designated as ``complex'' to ease speedy trial concerns. Trial is set for Feb. 18.

Prosecutors also want a hearing on the handling of classified information during court proceedings.

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