A 36-year-old domestic terror suspect was killed in a confrontation with the FBI after targeting a Missouri hospital providing care during the coronavirus emergency, USA Today reports. Timothy Wilson, the subject of a undercover terror inquiry, had allegedly considered a range of targets before he “settled on an area hospital … that is providing critical medical care in today’s environment,” the FBI said. Wilson was wounded when agents sought to arrest him Tuesday in Belton, Mo. The bureau said Wilson was armed at the time he was shot in the clash.
“Wilson was the subject of a months-long domestic terrorism investigation, which revealed him to be a potentially violent extremist, motivated by racial, religious, and anti-government animus,” the FBI said. “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 bureau said Wilson had taken “the necessary steps to acquire materials needed to build an explosive device” as agents tracked him. Agents were preparing to arrest Wilson when he attempted to retrieve what he believed to be an explosive device. The device had been rendered safe by the FBI.