Shots fired by police after incident near Ukraine Embassy in London

Shots fired by police after incident near Ukraine Embassy in London

Shots fired by police after incident near Ukraine Embassy in London

Police in London opened fire outside the Ukrainian embassy on Saturday after a man rammed his vehicle into the ambassador's empty parked auto at least twice before being arrested, officials said.

The embassy, located in Holland Park in west London, said the official vehicle of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK, Natalia Galibarenko, was attacked on Saturday morning at around 10am.

London police say the Saturday morning incident is not ongoing.

In a statement on their website, the Ukrainian embassy said the vehicle was "deliberately rammed".

When the driver was blocked by cops, he slammed into the Ambassador's auto again - forcing police to open fire.

Officers opened fire in west London on Saturday morning while responding to reports of a vehicle collision, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Witnesses say they heard approximately 10 shots fired.

Mr Sienik added: "The culprit was apprehended and taken to a police station".

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The Met said officers were called at approximately 8.30am to reports of a vehicle in collision... So far, the suspect's motive remains unclear.

Police said the incident is not being treated as related to terrorism.

Scotland Yard confirmed that shots were fired by firearms officers.

The black vehicle was heavily scuffed on its right-hand side.

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker said, under standard procedure, the use of a police firearm in Britain is now being formally investigated.

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

Ruptly's footage from the scene shows a sedan with its doors open in the middle of the street and forensic officers examining the area. The Director of Professional Standards has been notified of the incident.

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