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

13 April 2019

"Around 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, the official vehicle of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom was deliberately rammed as it sat parked in front of the Embassy of Ukraine's building", the embassy's statement reads.

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

Armed police have fired shots at a auto after it drove into the vehicle of Ukraine's Ambassador to the United Kingdom, outside the 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. Nevertheless, despite the police actions, the attacker hit the Ambassador's vehicle again.

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

Senior police officer Andy Walker said there would be an investigation into the discharge of a police firearm, as in line with procedure. The embassy said none of its staff was injured.

Armed and unarmed officers were dispatched to the scene and had to use firearms and Tasers to stop the man after his "vehicle was driven at police officers".

They added that the situation was neither ongoing nor being treated as terror-related.

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Witnesses say they heard approximately 10 shots fired.

He wasn't injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

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.

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