White supremacist, 36, is shot and killed by the FBI after planning to blow up a Missouri hospital with a truck bomb because the federal government was too slow to respond to the coronavirus crisis
- Timothy Wilson, 36, was shot and killed by the FBI after he planned to blow up a Kansas City hospital
- The FBI targeted Wilson, who they say was a potentially violent extremist whose hatred was fueled by religion, racist hostility and government mistrust
- The FBI tried to warrant a warrant for Wilson to pick up a truck bomb, but he was not
- Wilson was motivated by religion, racial hostility and government mistrust, the FBI said
- Wilson wanted to inflict “ serious damage and mass casualties, ” according to the FBI
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A man was shot and killed by the FBI on Tuesday after he planned to blow up a hospital in frustration at the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Timothy Wilson, 36, was shot after the FBI tried to give him a court order in Belton, Missouri. Wilson was rushed to a nearby hospital when he died of his injuries.
The FBI followed Wilson for months after identifying him as a potentially violent extremist, driven by racial animus, religious zeal, and government mistrust.
Wilson planned to use the “vehicle-borne” blast mechanism to blow up a hospital near Kansas City.
He purposely focused on a hospital that treats people with coronavirus to inflict ‘serious damage and mass casualties’.
The FBI says Wilson was armed when they tried to arrest him. At the time, he picked up what he thought was a truck bomb, but not actually a bomb.
The FBI shot and killed Timothy Wilson, 36, after planning to blow up a Kansas City hospital because of the slow response to the coronavirus pandemic
Timothy Wilson lived with his grandmother (pictured right) in a house in Belton, Missouri
Wilson was shot and killed by FBI agents while attempting to pick up a bomb truck from this facility
This sign near a Kansas City freeway asks people to stay at home to stop the spread of the corona virus
Kansas City has a mandatory 30-day stay-at-home order, during which time all residents must remain in their homes
According to the agency’s statement, Wilson became frustrated with the federal government’s efforts to slow down the coronavirus and “decided to accelerate his plan to use an improvised explosive device born in vehicles in an attempt to cause serious injury and mass casualties.” .
On Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. central time, Missouri had 356 cases of coronavirus and eight deaths from the virus, according to the Missouri Health Department.
Kansas City currently has a “stay at home” order to combat the spread of the coronavirus.