Witnesses fought to disarm the knife-wielding killer of Tory MP Sir David Amess, a court has heard.
They said accused Ali Harbi Ali26, threatened to kill her too.
In a harrowing phone call played to the jury, Yvonne Eaves is heard telling the operator that she and her partner showed up for an appointment and saw “two terrified ladies” running out screaming.
They told her Sir David, 69, was dead before Ms Eaves was confronted by Ali with a bloodstained carving knife.
When she called, she asked: “Please, please, quickly, now a man is brandishing a knife. He threatened me, they say he was killed… he killed David Amess.”
Her partner Darren King can be heard saying: ‘I can’t believe it.’ Ms Eaves said: ‘He’s going to try to stab you. Darren, Darren, come out.”
Ms Eaves told the operator he had threatened all four, adding: “He appears to want to be shot. He wants to be a hero. He wants the police to come and shoot him.”
Ali eventually dropped the knife when police arrived at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex on October 15.
The jury was also shown CCTV footage of Ali setting out from his home in Kentish Town, north London, to allegedly kill the Southend West MP.
He was seen helping a passenger at Barking railway station before heading to the church, where he lay in wait for 25 minutes before entering.
He had emailed an appointment with the father-of-five and claimed to be a health worker new to the area.
The jury heard he targeted other MPs including Minister Michael Gove. He denies murder and preparing acts of terrorism. The process goes on
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