3 militia men accused of plotting to bomb Somalis in Kansas


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three members of a Kansas militia group are accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex that’s home to Somali immigrants in the western Kansas meatpacking town of Garden City.

Prosecutors say the thwarted attack was planned for the day after the November election.

A complaint unsealed Friday charges 49-year-old Curtis Wayne Allen, 47-year-old Patrick Eugene Stein and 49-year-old Gavin Wayne Wright with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.

The complaint says they’re members of a small militia group that calls itself “the Crusaders.” Members espouse sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs.

The complaint alleges group members hoped to inspire other militia groups and “wake people up.”

Prosecutors said the men don’t yet have attorneys to comment on the allegations. Their first court appearance is Monday.

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