US authorities arrested an aviation worker Friday in an apparent sting operation after he tried to explode what he thought was a car bomb at an airport in the state of Kansas.
Terry Lee Loewen, 58, was apprehended as part of an undercover investigation when he arrived at Wichita airport.
The avionics technician had been under investigation for several months by a terrorism task force in Wichita.
"Those explosives were inert and it was not a bomb that would ever explode," US attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom told reporters.
Grissom did not reveal where Loewen had obtained the iner...