Updated: Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 8:28 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 7:43 PM EDT
ORIENTA, Okla. (AP) - FBI officials say a man wanted in the bombing of a Florida mosque has been shot and killed when he brandished a weapon as agents tried to serve an arrest warrant in northwest Oklahoma.
FBI Special Agent Jeff Wescott in Jacksonville, Fla., said 46-year-old Sandlin Matthews Smith was shot Wednesday as agents and state law enforcement agents approached him in a field at Glass Mountain State Park near Fairview.
Wescott says Smith was facing federal charges in connection with the May 10, 2010, bombing of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. No one was injured in that explosion.
Agent Clayton Simmonds at the FBI's Oklahoma City office says it's unclear why Smith was in Oklahoma but that they received a tip he was in the Fairview area.