FBI Statement Regarding March 24, 2020 Incident in Belton, Mo. - Lee’s Summit Tribune
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On March 24, 2020, the FBI executed a probable cause arrest of Timothy Wilson, 36, at the 100th block of Wilbur Parish Circle, Belton, Mo, at the conclusion of a long-running domestic terrorism investigation. While attempting to arrest Wilson, who was armed, was injured and was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Wilson was the subject of a months-long domestic terrorism investigation, which revealed him to be a potentially violent extremist, motived by racial, religious, and anti government animus. Wilson was actively planning to commit an act of domestic terrorism – a bombing – and over the course of several months had considered several targets.
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.