Ukraine ambassador's car rammed in London; Police fire shots

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Monday, 15 April 2019, 6:58AM
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A man arrested over a vehicle-ramming outside Ukraine's London embassy has been sectioned for mental health treatment.

The Ukrainian embassy says its ambassador's vehicle was deliberately rammed several times

The driver then rammed into a police car and several other vehicles, before police used firearms and a taser to bring him under control.

UK correspondent Gavin Grey told Tim Dower the 40-year-old suspect has been arrested and is being treated in hospital.

He says authorities are relieved this was a mental health incident, rather than something far more sinister.

Police said the suspect is 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 has not been identified or charged.

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