Abortion

Threat to Kansas Abortion Clinic Quickly Resolved

A bomb squad was summoned to the South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas, yesterday after a man attempted to bring an improvised explosive device into the clinic.

Photo of the Wichita Clinic  via  Charlie Riedel for AP
Photo of the Wichita Clinic via Charlie Riedel for AP

The 20-year-old Moises Trevizo was at the South Wind clinic for an interview for a job with the clinic when security searched his backpack, finding several knives and a bottle filled with gun powder and a fuse. The clinic was evacuated while police investigated, and the man was taken into police custody.

Trevizo was arrested and charged with one count of unlawful possession of an explosive, local television station KWCH reports.

“Today, our staff and local law enforcement handled a threat to the safety of our patients and staff promptly and effectively. The systems that we have in place to protect our patients and staff worked,” said Julie Burkhart, director of the clinic.

Media Resources: The Wichita Eagle 8/17/15; KWCH TV 8/18/15; Think Progress 8/18/15