London Police Fire Shots After Person Rams Car Into Ukrainian Embassy Vehicle

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London Police Fire Shots After Person Rams Car Into Ukrainian Embassy Vehicle

Police opened fire on a vehicle outside the Ukrainian embassy in west London after the driver deliberately and repeatedly rammed into the official auto of the country's United Kingdom ambassador.

The Ukrainian embassy said that ambassador Natalia Galibarenko's official vehicle had been deliberately rammed.

The attacker, a man aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene.

Police say the vehicle "was driven at police officers," per the Guardian.

A view of the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019.

"On arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers", the force said in a statement. Thus, now he is in custody at a central London police station.

London's Metropolitan Police confirmed they were called to reports of a auto hitting a number of parked cars near the Ukrainian embassy.

The man was taken to hospital as a precaution but was not injured, they added.

The Ukrainian Embassy did not confirm if anyone was inside the ambassador's vehicle at the time but confirmed no one was injured. Police did not report any injuries to the suspect.

The embassy is located in Holland Park, west London. He praised police for responding quickly.

The vehicle has been a focus of attention for forensics officers.

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

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker, from the Met's Specialist Firearms Command, said: "As is standard procedure, an investigation is now ongoing into the discharge of a police firearm during this incident".

The silver vehicle's rear right indicator was flashing and its boot and driver's door were open.

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