WICHITA, Kansas – Authorities have placed 20-year-old Moises R. Trevizo under arrest after he allegedly brought a small improvised explosive device into a women’s health care clinic Monday afternoon.
He was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on charges of unlawful possession of an explosive.
Wichita Police Department spokesman Jame Espinoza says Trevizo was applying for a job.
Espinoza says on-site security inspected a backpack the man brought in and found knives and the explosive device in a pill bottle. Police say the man had just moved out of a house and everything he owned was in the backpack. He said a friend had made the device earlier.
Clinic staff evacuated the building, and a bomb squad was called to remove the backpack. No injuries were reported.
Espinoza says the police investigation “absolutely ruled out” any intent for anti-abortion violence.
The clinic is one of three in Kansas that provide abortions. It opened in 2013 in the same building where Dr. George Tiller provided abortions before he was gunned down in 2009.