May takes wrong turn in bid to flee Westminster at­tack

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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

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