British authorities said on Tuesday they believe they have foiled an assassination plot against Prime Minister Theresa May, according to multiple reports.
Two men allegedly conspired to use a bomb disguised as a bag to blow down the doors of Downing Street. and then attack May with knives, The Independent reported.
Naa & Imam Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of North London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of Birmingham, have been accused of preparing a terrorist act. They must appear in court on Wednesday.
MI5 chief Andrew Parker revealed information about the plan to the British cabinet, the Independent and Sky News reported.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard refused to confirm to The Independent if the arrests were linked. to a plot to attack the prime minister.
May and other British leaders severely criticized President Trump last week after retweeting a series of social media videos purporting to show the violence committed by Muslims. Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, published the videos for the first time.
"The fact that we work together does not mean we are afraid to say when we believe the United States was wrong, and to be very clear with them, and I am very clear that Britain First's retweeting was wrong," he said. May.