Armed police have fired shots at a car after it drove into the vehicle of Ukraine's Ambassador to the United Kingdom, outside the Embassy in London.
Metropolitan Police confirmed 'police firearms were discharged' during the incident, around 10am this morning in the West London suburb of Holland Park.
The embassy said in a statement the 'vehicle of the ambassador was deliberately rammed as it sat parked in front' of the building.
Police were immediately called and they opened fire after the man behind the wheel rammed the car a second time.
'The police were called immediately, and the suspect's vehicle was blocked up,' the embassy's statement said.
'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.'
No-one inside the embassy was injured.
Witnesses say they heard approximately 10 shots fired.
The man has since been arrested and the incident is declared over by police, who are not treating it as terror-related.
However, streets in the leafy suburb - also home to the Embassy of Greece, Embassy of Uzbekistan and Cameroon High Commission in London - remain cordoned off by authorities as investigations into the man's motive continue.