Global

Cops Open Fire on Car That Rams Ambassador's Vehicle

Cops Open Fire on Car That Rams Ambassador's Vehicle

Armed police opened fire on a auto that drove into the Ukrainian ambassador's official vehicle in London this morning.

Meanwhile, Denys Sienik, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Embassy informed that police shot at a auto that drove into Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle.

The attacker, a man aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene.

"The police were called immediately, and the suspect's vehicle was blocked up", it added. As the spokesman explained, a person inside the auto that rammed into the diplomat's vehicle posed a threat and thus police had to open fire.

"On arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers", the force said in a statement. The culprit was apprehended and taken to a police station. As police officers arrived at the scene, the vehicle then drove towards them, prompting them to open fire, shooting at the driver through the auto window.

It added that the man was arrested after a vehicle was driven at police officers.

The incident is not being treated as terrorism, added police.

The Ukrainian Embassy did not confirm if anyone was inside the ambassador's vehicle at the time but confirmed no one was injured.

More news: 'The Daily Show' recaps WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's embarrassing arrest

Commenting on the incident, the Metropolitan police stated that they have opened an investigation into the attack.

Emergency responders are seen on Holland Park Road in London, Britain April 13, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media.

A woman who works at a nearby shop said she heard shots fired twice between 10am and 11am on Saturday. He praised police for responding quickly.

The vehicle, which a police source said was a Mercedes, appeared to have been backed into the black auto.

A police committee is investigating the officers' use of firearms.

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

Officers have remained at the scene during the day, with a silver Mercedes vehicle pictured parked across a street with its boot open and damage to the driver-side front window.

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.