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


London police have fired gunshots at a man who rammed into a diplomatic auto parked outside Ukraine's Embassy, and then tried to drive into officers.

Police "discharged firearms" and sealed off a street in the western Holland Park area of London after a reported confrontation with a vehicle near the Ukrainian Embassy.

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

The Ukraine embassy said: "The police were called immediately, and the suspect's vehicle was blocked up". She added that officers arrived "very quick" and saw "many police cars coming".

Earlier, eyewitnesses, as quoted by the Daily Star, stated that the gunfire allegedly came from a vehicle near the embassy building, with police returning fire.

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. Witnesses heard at least 10 gunshots fired.

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Commenting on the incident, the Metropolitan police stated that they have opened an investigation into the attack.

The incident is not being treated as terrorism, added police. He praised police for responding quickly.

The Met said officers were called at approximately 8.30am to reports of a auto in collision with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian embassy.

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

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

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.