Police fire shots after car rams outside Ukraine embassy in London

by SpeedLux
British police investigators after a car rammed Ukrainian ambassador car in London

British police fired shots at a car on Saturday outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after the car rammed other vehicles parked in front of the embassy.

London’s Metropolitan Police stated firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a car at a police car when police arrived on the affected area.

The embassy stated none of its staff was injured.

The Ukrainian embassy stated its ambassador’s vehicle was intentionally rammed as it sat parked outside the building. After the police arrived on the scene, a car was “driven at them,” Metropolitan Police stated.

Police stated the suspect is a male in his 40s who did not appear to be injured but was referred to a central London hospital for a precautionary check. As of now the suspect has not been identified or charged. 

Police stated the incident is not being treated as associated to terrorism.

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker stated, under standard procedure, the use of a police firearm in Britain is now being officially investigated. The Director of Professional Standards has been informed of the incident. He praised police for their quick response.

The Ukrainian Embassy is located in Holland Park, west London.

A witness informed BBC News the man arrived at about 7 a.m. local time and was “blasting music.”

“He sat in the middle of the street for more than two hours. I was out on my terrace when he started ramming the embassy car,” stated Darcy Mercier, who lives close to the embassy.

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