London Police Fire Shots After Vehicle Rams Ukraine Ambassador's auto

Scotland Yard confirmed that shots were fired by firearms officers

Police opened fire outside Ukraine's embassy in London on Saturday after a vehicle rammed into the ambassador's parked auto and then drove at officers called to the scene.

Shots have been fired by firearms officers in the Holland Park area of west London, the Metropolitan police have said. He said the embassy had not been threatened in recent weeks.

The ambassador's official vehicle was deliberately rammed in the morning as it sat parked in front of the embassy, an embassy statement said.

Police did not report any injuries to the suspect. She added that officers arrived "very quick" and saw "many police cars coming".

Officers opened fire in west London on Saturday morning while responding to reports of a vehicle collision, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Scotland Yard confirmed that a man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and taken to a central London hospital as a precaution, following the use of firearms and a taser. "The culprit was apprehended and taken to a police station", the statement noted.

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The ambassador, Natalia Galibarenko, was not at the embassy at the time and no other staff were injured. "The police are investigating the suspect's identity and motive for the attack".

It said both armed and unarmed officers were deployed to the incident "as part of the protective security arrangements for London".

Shots were fired into the auto and Taser were discharged.

Senior police officer Andy Walker said there would be an investigation into the discharge of a police firearm, as in line with procedure.

The black vehicle was heavily scuffed on its right-hand side.

The Met said officers were called at approximately 8.30am to reports of a vehicle in collision...

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