Uber driver `caught with sword near Buckingham Palace` faces terror charge

A 26-year-old has appeared in court charged with a terror offence after three officers were injured in an alleged attack by a man armed with a 4ft sword outside Buckingham Palace.

Sep 21, 2017

A 26-year-old has appeared in court charged with a terror offence after three officers were injured in an alleged attack by a man armed with a 4ft sword outside Buckingham Palace. Mohiussunnath Choudhury, from Luton, is accused of “engaging in conduct in the preparation for giving effect to his intention to commit an act or acts of terrorism” on August 25. The officers suffered minor injuries after he allegedly drove a car at them and then reached for a sword inside his vehicle. Uber driver Mr Choudury appeared at a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey via video link from HMP Belmarsh, in south-east London, confirming his name, address and date of birth. A trial date – likely in the new year – has not yet been set and Mr Chowdhury was remanded in custody. Mr Choudhury allegedly aimed a blue Toyota Prius at a marked police vehicle, and repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he was incapacitated with CS spray. The MPS believes he was acting alone. The charge alleges that the defendant had obtained a samurai sword and prepared a suicide note before his arrest. It is understood that no members of the Royal Family were in Buckingham Palace when the attack happened in the restricted area on London`s Constitution Hill.

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