Mar 26, 2020 1:04 PM

Update: Man killed by the FBI was planning KC hospital bombing

Posted Mar 26, 2020 1:04 PM
Authorities on the scene of Wednesday's investigation <a href="">photo courtesy Fox4 Kansas City</a>
Authorities on the scene of Wednesday's investigation photo courtesy Fox4 Kansas City

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release Wednesday.

Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant in Belton after a long-running domestic terrorism investigation, according to a statement Wednesday from Timothy Langan, special agent in charge of the FBI's Kansas City office.

The statement did not detail what happened when agents served the warrant, but said Wilson was armed when he was injured and died later at a hospital.

A monthslong investigation determined that Wilson was a potentially violent extremist, motivated by religious, racial and anti-government beliefs, according to the statement. He had planned for several months to carry out a bombing and decided to target a Kansas City-area hospital using a “vehicle-borne” improvised explosive.

Wilson chose a hospital that was providing critical care during the current coronavirus pandemic and had taken steps to acquire materials to build the bomb in an attempt to cause “severe harm and mass casualties,” according to the statement.

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force kept close watch on Wilson and was prepared to arrest him when he tried to pick up what he thought was a bomb, although there was no bomb, the statement said. The FBI worked with federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorneys office in Kansas City during the investigation.

No further details were released.


KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead after a shooting involving an FBI agent south of Kansas City.

The FBI said in a statement that the shooting happened Tuesday in Belton.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said the person who was shot died at a hospital. No one else was hurt.

The FBI released no other details, including why agents responded to the area and what led up to the shooting. The agency says the shooting is under investigation.

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Man accused of licking Walmart items in coronavirus prank
Cody Pfister remains in custody -photo Warrenton police

WARREN COUNTY, Mo. —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a man accused in a coronavirus prank.

A man identified as Cody Lee Pfister, 26, Warrenton, who took a video of  licking the merchandise after making a "Corona Virus" statement at Walmart and posting it to social media has been taken into custody, according to a media release from police.

This particular video, which won't be shared here, has gained some international attention and we have received numerous reports about the video from locals, nearby residents, as well as people from the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, according to the release.

We take these complaints very seriously and would like to thank all of those who reported the video so the issue could be addressed."

Pfister has previous convictions for burglary, theft of a firearm, disorderly conduct and driving while intoxicated, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Missouri's death toll from the coronavirus rose to eight on Wednesday. The state had reported over 350 confirmed cases.