FBI: Missouri man killed during attempted arrest had plans to bomb hospital amid coronavirus outbreak

Eric Sykes
March 26, 2020 - 9:22 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo (KMOX) -- A man who died during an attempt to serve an arrest warrant was planning to bomb a Missouri hospital, according to the FBI. 

Timothy Wilson, 36, died Tuesday in Belton, Missouri after the FBI attempted to arrest him.

The FBI says Wilson was the subject of a "months-long domestic terrorism investigation."

FBI officials from the joint terrorism task force say Wilson was "actively planning to commit an act of domestic terrorism -- a bombing -- and over the course of several months had considered several targets."

It is not clear whether Wilson was killed by FBI agents or if he died by suicide.

Officials say Wilson was armed and was taken to the hospital after being shot, where he was later pronounced dead.

Wilson was a potentially violent extremist and was known to express racial and religious hatred and anti-government sentiment. 

FBI said Wilson became aggravated by the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Wilson considered various targets and ultimately settled on an area hospital in an attempt to harm many people, targeting a facility that is providing critical medical care in today’s environment,” the F.B.I. said in a statement.

The FBI is reviewing the shooting, as is standard protocol anytime agents are involved in shootings. 

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