May takes wrong turn in bid to flee Westminster attack
LONDON: In a less-than-slick escape from parliament as a lone assailant rampaged just metres away, Prime Minister Theresa May dashed around a car park as she searched for her ride before escaping.
In footage published by The Sun newspaper, Britain’s prime minister is seen walking towards her car with five members of her detail around her before picking up the pace and darting left and right in a moment of uncertainty.
Once at the silver Jaguar, May waits a few seconds for the door to be opened, although it is unclear if staff were still trying to unlock the vehicle. A man is seen running towards them a few seconds later holding a device in his hands.
The car pulls out of its parking spot, approaches a black Range Rover and moves backwards, nearly completing a three-point turn before one of May’s security team, his gun drawn, runs towards the vehicle, opens the door and the video ends.
MPs had gathered in parliament for May’s weekly questions session when shortly afterwards the attacker mowed down pedestrians on Westminster bridge before crashing his car and attacking a police officer, killing four people.
The Sun cited sources saying only three unlocked doors separated the attacker from May. A spokesman for May declined to comment. – Reuters