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Surveillance Footage Shows Movements of Khalid Masood Prior to Committing 2017 Westminster Attack
The London Metropolitan Police have released a selection of surveillance camera footage showing the movements of Khalid Masood prior to committing an attack on March 22, 2017, when he drove a vehicle into pedestrians along Westminster Bridge. This footage, shown in court on Wednesday, September 19, as part of an Old Bailey inquest into the deaths of the victims, reveals glimpses of Masood at a Birmingham Tesco purchasing kitchen knives on March 9, which he would later use to kill Police Constable Keith Palmer. On the evening of the attack, Palmer scuffled with Masood and prevented him from entering the Palace of Westminster, giving other officers ample time to arrive at the scene and shoot Masood dead. The video also shows Masood at a Birmingham vehicle hire company on March 16, picking up the rented car that he would use for the attack, conducting reconnaissance along Westminster Bridge on March 18, visiting a Days Inn Hotel in Surrey on March 18, stopping by a Sainsbury’s and a fish and chips shop in Brighton on March 21, and finally carrying out additional reconnaissance on Westminster Bridge March 22.