Planned Hospital Attack – level 2

31-03-2020 07:00

US officials say that they prevented a terrorist attack against a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. For months, they investigated a 36-year-old man who they believed was a violent extremist.

The man planned to cause an explosion at the hospital, and he wanted to kill a lot of people. He considered several places; however, he chose to attack a hospital because it is an important place that treats coronavirus patients.

On Tuesday, officials tried to arrest the man, who was armed at the time. They injured the man, and he died in hospital. Officials say that the man had racial, religious and anti-government motives.

Difficult words: prevent (to stop something from happening), extremist (a person with very strong opinions and who does violent things because of them), motive (why a person does something).

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