THE British-born lone wolf extremist who launched a deadly attack on Parliament was shot dead by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s security guard, it has emerged.
Theresa May admitted there was no prior intelligence of the deadly attack at Parliament, which has now been claimed by ISIS, with the PM revealing MI5 intelligence chiefs had previously investigated 52-year-old Khalid Masood but dismissed him as a “peripheral figure”.
The murderous rampage was only stopped when the Defence Minister’s protection officer drew his gun, shooting the extremist up to three times.
Officials have now said the lone wolf maniac was inspired by “Islamic terrorism” and had been investigated for violent extremism by MI5 before he mowed down crowds on Westminster Bridge and stabbed cop Keith Palmer to death outside Parliament.
Theresa May told Parliament this morning: “What I can confirm is the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism.”