Police Fire Shots After Ukraine Ambassador’s Car Rammed in London

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British police officers fired shots Saturday at a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other vehicles parked in front of the building.

No injuries were reported. Investigators said the motive was being investigated, but the episode was not being treated as terrorism.

The Ukraine Embassy said its ambassador’s official car, which was parked, was rammed twice before the police arrived at 9:50 a.m.

The police said the suspect was 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 was not identified or charged.

London’s Metropolitan Police said the officers used firearms and stun guns to detain the suspect after he had driven his vehicle toward a police car. Andy Walker, the chief superintendent of the Metropolitan Police, said the use of firearms would be investigated according to usual procedure.

The embassy is in Holland Park, in west London.

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