2 men held in terror plot to kill British prime minister — reports
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2 men held in terror plot to kill British prime minister — reports

Police say two men, aged 20 and 21, charged with planning attacks, but won't confirm media reports of assassination plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May at a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
British Prime Minister Theresa May at a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

LONDON — British media reported Wednesday that two men were due in court on terror charges for allegedly plotting to assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The plan reportedly involved first detonating a bomb at the security gates outside Downing Street, where the prime minister’s office is located, before going on to launch a stabbing attack on May.

The prime minister’s spokesman declined to discuss the details of the alleged plot, but several newspapers have reported that two young men arrested in London and Birmingham last week were making preparations to kill May.

Police would only say that the two men, aged 20 and 21, are charged with planning terror attacks and they are due to appear at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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