An “extremist” planning to blow up a Missouri hospital to inflict mass casualties during the coronavirus pandemic was killed this week during a shootout with FBI agents, authorities said.
The incident unfolded Tuesday when the FBI moved to arrest 36-year-old Timothy Wilson in Belton, Mo. “at the conclusion of a long-running domestic terrorism investigation,” the federal agency said.
As part of their sting, Wilson was led to believe he was going to pick up a vehicle packed with explosives, according to officials.
As the feds were attempting to arrest Wilson, who was armed, he was shot and taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
Wilson had been the target of a months-long investigation in which he was revealed to be a “potentially violent extremist, motivated by racial, religious, and anti-government animus,” the FBI said.
He was plotting to commit a bombing over the course of several months and as a result of the COVID-19