Man held for attempted murder after ramming Ukraine embassy auto in London

Scotland Yard confirmed that shots were fired by firearms officers

Police had to open fire on a auto after the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK's vehicle was "deliberately rammed".

Meanwhile, Denys Sienik, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Embassy informed that police shot at a auto that drove into Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle. When they arrived, the silver Mercedes was said to have been driven at police officers and collided with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian embassy.

Police fired shots outside the Ukrainian embassy after the ambassador's auto was "deliberately rammed".

"The police were called immediately, and the suspect's vehicle was blocked up".

London Metropolitan Police said "armed and unarmed officers were deployed" to the scene at 8:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. ET) after "reports of a auto in collision with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian Embassy".

"On arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers", the force said in a statement. "Police firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man, aged in his forties, was arrested".

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Following his arrest, the man was taken to a London hospital as a precaution before being taken to a central London police station.

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

Earlier, the police of London do not treat the incident as the terrorist-related one.

Witnesses say they heard approximately 10 shots fired. He praised police for responding quickly.

Police have sealed off a street near the Ukrainian embassy in west London today after reports of gunfire.

Chief Superintendent Andy Walker says, under standard procedure, the use of a police firearm in Britain is now being formally investigated.

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