The FBI Kansas City Division announced today that operatives killed a 36-year-old Timothy Wilson from Belton, Missouri on Tuesday.
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The FBI claims Wilson was plotting to bomb a hospital during the COVID-19 crisis.
According to the FBI statement Wilson was the subject of a month-long domestic terrorism investigation.
BREAKING: In a statement tonight, FBI says a Missouri man they tried to arrest yesterday who was planning to car bomb a health care facility amid the COVID-19 crisis has died after injuries inflicted during the arrest. Target of long-running domestic terror investigation. pic.twitter.com/VZhiUgDWgN
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) March 25, 2020
According to The Heavy —
Wilson was the “subject of a months-long domestic terrorism investigation, which revealed him to be a potentially violent extremist, motivated by racial, religious, and anti-government animus. Wilson was actively planning to commit an act of domestic terrorism – a bombing – and over the course of several months considered several targets.”
The New York Times reported that those targets included “a school with a large number of black students, as well as a mosque and a synagogue.”
According to the FBI, “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.”