Around 10 am on Saturday 13 April, the official vehicle of the ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom was deliberately rammed as it stood parked in front of the Embassy of Ukraine.
The Embassy said on Facebook that the police were called immediately, and the suspect’s vehicle was blocked up. Nevertheless, despite the police actions, the attacker hit the Ambassador’s car again. In response, the police were forced to open fire on the perpetrator’s vehicle. The culprit was apprehended and taken to a police station.
No-one of the Embassy staff was injured. The police are investigating the suspect’s identity and motive for the attack.
Chief Superintendent Andy Walker, from the Met's Specialist Firearms Command, said: "As is standard procedure, an investigation is now ongoing into the discharge of a police firearm during this incident. While this takes place, I would like to pay tribute to the officers involved in this incident who responded swiftly to this morning's incident and put themselves in harm's way as they do every day to keep the people of London safe."
The incident is not being treated as terrorist-related, New Scotland Yard said.