An individual has been arrested for allegedly trying to bomb Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita.
In a press conference held moments ago, officials confirmed that a 58-year-old white male was charged with plotting to detonate a car bomb outside the airport. The suspect is an airport employee who lives in Wichita.
The defendant was arrested early this morning at the airport and faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to damage property with explosives, and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
It’s alleged that he planned to die as a martyr in the explosion. He was arrested as he attempted to use his access card to enter the tarmac and to deliver the vehicle loaded with explosives. The explosives turned out to be inert, and the bomb never would have exploded.