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Shots fired at car ramming vehicles outside Ukrainian embassy in London
LONDON — British police fired shots Saturday at a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy.

Londons Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police car when police arrived on the scene.

“On arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers,” they added in a statement. “Police firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man, aged in his 40s, was arrested.”

The Ukraine Embassy said its ambassadors official car, which was parked, was rammed twice before police arrived at 9:50 a.m. The embassy said none of its staff was injured.

Police said the suspect is a man in his 40s who did not appear to be injured but was taken to a central London hospital for a precautionary check. The suspect has not been identified or charged.

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker said, under standard procedure, the use of a police firearm in Britain is now being formally investigated. The Director of Professional Standards has been notified of the incident. He praised police for responding quickly.

In a video filmed from a nearby building by witness Darcy Mercier, the armed officers can be heard shouting open the door now! at the man, 40, inside the motionless car, before they fire two shots.

A view of the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

A view of the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019. British police say shots were fired outside the Ukraine Embassy in London Saturday morning after a car rammed into parked cars in front of the building. Londons Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at the police car when police arrived on the scene. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

"On arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers," they added in a statement. "Police firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man, aged in his forties, was arrested."

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

Londons Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police car when police arrived on the scene.

Officers opened fire to try and stop the man after he had smashed into ambassador Natalia Galibarenkos parked car outside the embassy building in Holland Park, west London, crashing into it twice at around 10am.

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The Ukraine Embassy said its ambassadors official car, which was parked, was rammed twice before police arrived at 9:50 a.m. The embassy said none of its staff was injured.

Video: Eyewitness describes moment police fire shots near Holland Park

Police open fire on car which rammed into Ukraine ambassadors official vehicle in London

Police said the suspect is a man in his 40s who did not appear to be injured but was taken to a central London hospital for a precautionary check. The suspect has not been identified or charged.

According to the report, at about 10 am, the car intentionally rammed the official vehicle of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom, which was parked near the diplomatic department.

Video: Eyewitness describes moment police fire shots near Holland Park

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker said, under standard procedure, the use of a police firearm in Britain is now being formally investigated. The Director of Professional Standards has been notified of the incident. He praised police for responding quickly.

A man, who attacked the official car of the ambassador of Ukraine in Great Britain Natalia Halibarenko, was taken into custody in London. The press service of the Scotland Yard reports this.