A terror plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May was stopped last week after two men were arrested, Sky News reported.
Zakariyah Rahman, 20, who described himself in court as Pakistani British, was plotting to kill May by detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) at the gates of Downing Street and then gain access to May’s residence and kill her in the ensuing chaos.
The second man, Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, also appeared in court Wednesday and was also charged with “the intention of committing acts of terrorism.”
“The secondary attack was to be carried out with a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife,” according to the court document.
Imran is accused of trying to leave the UK and join the Islamic State militant group in Libya.
There was no indication as to what their plea was, so a “not guilty plea” was entered for them.
They are in custody without bail and will appear at London’s Old Bailey central criminal court on Dec. 20.