Police open fire after Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle 'deliberately rammed'

British police opened fire after a vehicle rammed into the Ukrainian ambassador's official vehicle on Saturday morning

British police opened fire after a vehicle rammed into the Ukrainian ambassador's official vehicle on Saturday morning

According to the report, at about 10 am, the auto intentionally rammed the official vehicle of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom, which was parked near the diplomatic department.

"The official vehicle of the ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom was deliberately rammed as it sat parked in front of the embassy of Ukraine's building", a statement from the embassy said.

The 40-year-old man will be taken to hospital for treatment, the Metropolitan Police has said.

"The police were called immediately, and the suspect's vehicle was blocked up", it added.

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It added police were "forced to open fire on the perpetrator's vehicle". When officers arrived on the scene, a auto was "driven at them", Metropolitan Police said.

It added that the man was arrested after a vehicle was driven at police officers. Police said the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related. Police did not report any injuries to the suspect.

The Holland Park area is home to several embassies including the Embassy of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Greece and the Cameroon High Commission in London.

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Witnesses have said at least 10 shots were fired and Scotland Yard confirmed firearms and a Taser were used.

Officers have remained at the scene during the day, with a silver Mercedes auto pictured parked across a street with its boot open and damage to the driver-side front window.

A silver auto outside the embassy was the subject of a forensic officer's investigation on Saturday afternoon.

"He has been taken to a central London hospital as a precaution".

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Meanwhile, the directorate of professional standards, which investigates complaints against the professional conduct of officers in the Met, has been informed of the incident.

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