Two men are in police custody in Britain after authorities foiled their plan to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, according to the country’s counter-terrorism security service.
The men had plotted to kill May by detonating a bomb disguised as a bag to blow off the gates of Downing Street and then attack the prime minister with knives, MI5 head Andrew Parker revealed to the Cabinet on Tuesday.
They were detained on November 28 during raids in London and Birmingham by MI5 and police.
Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from south-east Birmingham, are due to be tried in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
They were charged “with the intention of committing acts of terrorism” and with “engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention,” according to the Metropolitan police.
Meanwhile, a Scotland Yard spokesperson refused to confirm to The…