Grand jury indicts 3 Kansans in possible immigrant attack

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted three Kansas men who are suspected of plotting to attack Somali immigrants in Garden City.

Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says the grand jury indictment returned Wednesday is based on the same facts presented Friday in U.S. District Court in Wichita. Forty-nine-year-old Curtis Allen and 51-year-old Gavin Wright, both of Liberal, and 47-year-old Patrick Eugene Stein of Wright, are each charged with one count of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Prosecutors say the men were part of a small militia group called the Crusaders. They allege the three planned to detonate truck bombs around a small Garden City apartment complex where about 120 Somali immigrants live. They also allegedly had discussed attacking churches that helped the refugees.

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