Shots Fired After Ukrainian Ambassador's Car Rammed in Lawless London

Sergio Conner
April 15, 2019

British police fired shots Saturday at a auto outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy.

Embassy staff called police when the ambassador's vehicle, which was parked outside with nobody in it, was deliberately rammed.

The embassy said none of its staff was injured.

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

Police were immediately called and they opened fire after the man behind the wheel rammed the vehicle a second time. However, despite this, the driver hit the ambassador's auto again. "In response, the police were forced to open fire on the perpetrator's vehicle", it said.

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".

Earlier, the police of London do not treat the incident as the terrorist-related one.

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The incident occurred outside the Ukrainian embassy in Holland Park, Kensington.

Following his arrest, the man was taken to a London hospital as a precaution before being taken to a central London police station.

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

The woman, who did not wish to be named, said officers arrived "very quick", adding: "I saw many police cars coming".

A police committee is investigating the officers' use of firearms.

Footage showed armed police surround the auto before smashing the driver's window and using a Taser on the screaming suspect.

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