The FBI has prevented the bombing of a hospital in Kansas: Domestic terrorist killed
According to The Associated Press, FBI agents managed to stop extremist, who planned to blow up hospital in the Kansas City area, using a makeshift vehicle-borne bomb.
Missouri federal agents reportedly shot a man near a terrorist’s target. Identified as 36-year-old Timothy Wilson later died in hospital from injuries.
The FBI has been investigating Wilson for many months. As a result, FBI agents tracked down the suspect to the likely site of the explosion and tried to serve the warrant, but it turned out that Timothy Wilson was armed.
“With the current health crisis, Wilson decided to accelerate his plan to use a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in an attempt to cause severe harm and mass casualties,” the FBI said, according to Vice. “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.”
For a long time, the FBI studied Timothy Wilson and came to the conclusion that the man poses a real threat. According to the bureau, “Wilson was a potentially violent extremist, motivated by religious, racial and anti-government beliefs”.
His choice fell on the hospital, because during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the government was the most vulnerable, and the hospital itself ensured an uninterrupted fight against coronavirus.
According to reports by federal agents, during an attempt to detain Wilson, he had a bundle with him, which the agents mistook for the bomb and opened fire. As a result, what the suspect was trying to pick up was not a bomb.
The FBI did not release additional details about the investigation.