A former Manhattan man is one of those charged in a Garden city case involving the targeting of Somalis. Gavin Wayne Wright, who is one of the three charged, lived in Manhattan several years ago.

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) – Law enforcement sought to reassure Somalis and other immigrants in Garden City of their safety the weekend after three men were accused of plotting to target Somalis in the western Kansas community.

A complaint unsealed Friday charged Wright as well as Curtis Wayne Allen and  Patrick Eugene Stein, with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Prosecutors say the suspects are accused of planning to detonate truck bombs around a Garden City apartment complex where about 120 Somali residents live.Dalma Ali Warsame, a 34-year-old Somalian, listened to law enforcement Saturday talk about the arrests. He says the alleged plot has left his family afraid.

But Police Chief Michael Utz says he wants all Garden City residents to know they are safe.

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