KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF/Tribune/CNN) - A Missouri man who was allegedly plotting a bombing is dead after a shooting incident with the FBI.
Federal authorities said Timothy Wilson, 36, was part of a domestic terror investigation because he was preparing an attack on a hospital.
Wilson was reportedly upset with the government’s actions toward the spread of coronavirus and was planning a bombing at a Kansas City-area hospital that was providing critical care during the current coronavirus pandemic.
The FBI also said Wilson was a potentially violent extremist who was spurred by racist and anti-governmental rhetoric.
According to an FBI press release, Wilson “decided to accelerate his plan to use a vehicle-born improvised explosive device in an attempt to cause severe harm and mass casualties.”
Federal agents attempted to arrest Wilson when he arrived at a location to get what he believed to be a truck bomb.
Wilson was armed at the time and shots were fired. No one else was injured in the shooting.
“There was a bunch of SUVs, black, and there was people wearing, HAZ-MAT stuff and white outfits and masks and stuff. I had no idea what that was,” said Marty Feuerborn, a business owner who witnessed the FBI response.
An investigation into the matter is being conducted by the FBI’s inspection division.