Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Ukraine Embassy shootout: London police OPEN FIRE after auto RAMS ambassador's vehicle

Ukraine Embassy shootout: London police OPEN FIRE after auto RAMS ambassador's vehicle

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

The embassy, located in Holland Park in west London, said the official auto of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK, Natalia Galibarenko, was attacked on Saturday morning at around 10am. The culprit was apprehended and taken to a police station.No one of the Embassy staff were injured.

The spokesman said that contrary to some reports in the media no shots were fired from the auto.

It said police were called and quickly blocked the suspect vehicle, but the driver hit the ambassador's auto again.

The man has since been arrested and the incident is declared over by police, who are not treating it as terror-related.

The Met said officers were called at approximately 8.30am to reports of a auto in collision...

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

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London's Metropolitan Police confirmed they were called to reports of a auto hitting a number of parked cars near the Ukrainian embassy. "The police are investigating the suspect's identity and motive for the attack", it added.

A Met police spokesman said the incident took place on Saturday morning and was not ongoing.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed armed and unarmed officers were dispatched to the incident, and that a Taser was also used.

TV footage later showed a silver vehicle slewed across the cordoned-off road with its driver's door open and window shattered.

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

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.

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