A British Man was found guilty on Wednesday of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May.
He was caught by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street Office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her.
Naa’imur Rahman, 20, of north London, was convicted at the Old Bailey court of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.
According to the police report, Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the gates of Downing Street and gain access to May’s office in the ensuing chaos and kill her.
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No. 10 Downing Street is the official residence and office of British prime ministers.
It is heavily guarded and there is a gate at the end of the street where members of the public and tourists gather to get a glimpse of the house.
“We are talking about an individual that would have killed, injured and maimed a number of people, including police officers and members of the public,” said Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.
Recall that, Britain suffered four deadly attacks last year and the head of the domestic spy agency MI5 said in May that a further 12 Islamist plots had been foiled since the first of these in March 2017.
Rahman was described by police as a drifter, who lived on friends’ sofas, and attempts to involve him in the government’s counter-extremism programme had failed.