Terrorist Caught Plotting to Bomb Hospital Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The FBI reported that the man was wounded and later pronounced dead
The Kansas City division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed a terrorist was killed after he allegedly plotted to use a car bomb to "cause mass casualties" at a hospital during the coronavirus outbreak.
The FBI reported that Timothy Wilson, 36, was wounded and later pronounced dead after he was arrested in suburban Belton, Missouri.
FBI special agent in charge, Timothy Langan, described it as "the conclusion of a long-running domestic terrorism investigation."
The FBI's press release did not disclose whether Wilson was shot by agents or turned his weapon on himself.
The memo read:
"Wilson was actively planning to commit an act of domestic terrorism — a bombing — and over the course of several months had considered several targets."
But as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold in the United States and local officials in Missouri issued stay-at-home orders, FBI officials said Wilson became aggravated.
"With the current health crisis, Wilson decided to accelerate his plan to use a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) in an attempt to cause severe harm and mass casualties," the memo added.
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Wilson reported to have targeted a hospital in the Kansas City area and arranged to obtain what he believed to be a car bomb at a position where "the FBI was prepared to arrest" him.
The FBI noted, "there was no actual bomb."
The FBI said that the investigation "revealed (Wilson) to be a potentially violent extremist, motived (sic) by racial, religious, and anti-government animus."
"The incident marks the second fatal shooting this year in the Kansas City area involving the FBI."
The outlet noted that last month, "an agent shot and killed a 35-year-old man as a task force was serving an arrest warrant" at an apartment building and "the FBI did not describe the details of the arrest warrant or how the shooting occurred in that case," The Kansas City Star reported.