Updated: Jun 8, 2020
In a move that saved both lives and critical resources, agents from the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force shot and killed a Missouri man who was planning to bomb a medical facility in the Kansas City area. The FBI says the man was the subject of a “months-long domestic terrorism investigation." According to a press release, while under surveillance, the suspect indicated he wanted to commit an act of terrorism, specifically a bombing, and was initially considering a school, a synagogue, and a mosque. But as COVID-19 took hold in the United States, he quickly switched his target to a medical center. In the statement, the FBI noted, "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."
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