March 26, 2020 at 7:05 AM EDT – Updated March 26 at 12:56 PM
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 Watson, 36, was part of a domestic terror investigation because he was preparing an attack on a hospital.
Watson 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 Watson was a potentially violent extremist who was spurred by racist and anti-governmental rhetoric.
According to an FBI press release, Watson “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 Watson 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.
The Coronavirus pandemic still poses a significant threat
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