riving at court, police sirens blaring, the man accused of plotting to kill Britain's Prime Minister. 20-year-old, Naa‘imur Rahman has been charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism. Prosecutors claimed he planned to detonate in improvised explosive device at the gates of Downing Street. Hoping to access Theresa May's office in the ensuing chaos to kill her.
The court was told that part of the alleged plan involved a suicide vest, pepper spray, and a knife. The prosecution says Rahman was found with two improvised explosive devices on him when arrested by armed police, in London, last week. Another man Muhammad Imran also appeared in court. He's also been charged with terror related crimes, and stands accused of trying to join Islamic State in Libya.
Neither defendant applied for bail with the next court date set for December the 20th. Downing Street is the heavily guarded official residence of British Prime Ministers. A gate at the end of the street prevents the public from gaining access. The alleged plot comes amid a heightened state of security.
Britain has faced four attacks this year, alone, killing 36 people.