Archive for Saturday, January 18, 2014

Kansas: Feds seek more time to give evidence in bomb plot

January 18, 2014

Wichita (AP) — Federal prosecutors are requesting more time to share evidence with lawyers for a man accused of trying to drive a van carrying what he thought was a bomb onto the tarmac at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

A filing Friday also asks a federal judge the court to designate the case against avionics technician Terry L. Loewen as complex. The designation eases speedy trial concerns and gives both sides more time to prepare for a later trial. The trial is now set for Feb. 18.

The 58-year-old Wichita man was arrested Dec. 13 following an undercover sting operation. Charges include attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted material support to al-Qaida.

Prosecutors are also seeking a hearing next month about the handling of classified information during court proceedings.

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