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

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

Police opened fire on a auto after it repeatedly rammed the vehicle of Ukraine's ambassador to the United Kingdom on Saturday.

Armed Police opened fire on auto speeding towards the Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle.

Scotland Yard said a vehicle was driven at police officers when they arrived at the scene.

London's Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police auto when police arrived on the scene. "Nevertheless, despite the police actions, the attacker hit the Ambassador's auto again", the Ukrainian Embassy said in a statement.

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. As police officers arrived at the scene, the vehicle then drove towards them, prompting them to open fire, shooting at the driver through the auto window. Police said the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related. The culprit was apprehended and taken to a police station.No one of the Embassy staff were injured. Police did not report any injuries to the suspect.

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The incident occurred outside the Ukrainian embassy in Holland Park, Kensington. Witnesses heard at least 10 gunshots fired. He praised police for responding quickly.

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

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.

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

Senior police officer Andy Walker said there would be an investigation into the discharge of a police firearm, as in line with procedure. The Director of Professional Standards has been notified of the incident.

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