BREAKING - The man shot to death by FBI agents Tuesday in Belton planned to bomb a hospital, according to new information from the FBI:
According to a statement issued Wednesday, Timothy Wilson, 36, “was the subject of a months-long domestic terrorism investigation” and was believed to be motivated by “by racial, religious, and anti-government animus.”
He was planning a bombing and “had considered several targets” over the course of several months, according to the FBI.
“With the current health crisis, Wilson decided to accelerate his plan to use a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) in an attempt to cause severe harm and mass casualties,” the FBI in a statement about the incident. “Wilson considered various targets and ultimately settled on an area hospital in an attempt to harm many people, targeting a facility that is providing critical medical care in today's environment.”
According to the FBI, Wilson had “taken the necessary steps” to acquire materials needed to build the bomb. He was being monitored at all times by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force “in order to protect public safety.”