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Man remanded in custody over alleged plot to assassinate U.K.’s Theresa May

The plan allegedly involved planting a bomb outside the entrance to Downing Street gates before attackers would stab the U.K. leader in the ensuing chaos.

Armed police officers stand on duty at the entrance gates leading from Whitehall, into Downing Street, in central London on December 6, 2017.

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Armed police officers stand on duty at the entrance gates leading from Whitehall, into Downing Street, in central London on December 6, 2017.

LONDON — A man has been ordered held Wednesday after being accused in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May.

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, has been remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The plan allegedly involved planting a bomb near the entrance of Downing Street and then continuing the attack with a knife and suicide vest in a bid to kill the U.K. leader in the ensuing chaos.

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, left, and Mohammed Aqib Imran are seen in this court sketch on Wednesday. Imran is charged with preparing acts of terrorism. Rahman is charged with preparing acts of terrorism and assisting Imran in terror planning.

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Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, left, and Mohammed Aqib Imran are seen in this court sketch on Wednesday. Imran is charged with preparing acts of terrorism. Rahman is charged with preparing acts of terrorism and assisting Imran in terror planning.

He is charged with preparing acts of terrorism and appeared alongside another man, Mohammed Aqib Imran, who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State group but wasn't charged in connection with the assassination plot.

Rahman is also accused of assisting Imran in terror planning.

The pair was arrested in London and Birmingham on Nov. 28 by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.

Britain's media had reported earlier that two men were involved in the plot to kill May.

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