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Old 13th April 2019, 09:42 AM   #1
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Apparent attack on Ukrainian ambassador's car in London

BBC News: Police open fire after car 'driven at officers' in London

"Officers opened fire in west London on Saturday morning during an incident involving a car that was colliding with vehicles, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The Ukrainian embassy said its ambassador's vehicle was "deliberately rammed" as it sat parked outside the building in Holland Park.

When officers arrived on the scene, a car was "driven at them", the Met said.

Officers used firearms and a Taser before arresting a man in his 40s.

Police said the uninjured man was "taken to a central London hospital as a precaution".

They added that the situation was neither ongoing nor being treated as terror-related."

Seems a bit odd, but at least car wasn't riddled with bullets and the perpetrator killed, eh?
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Old 13th April 2019, 10:49 AM   #2
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Seems a bit odd, but at least car wasn't riddled with bullets and the perpetrator killed, eh?

I expect someone will be along to complain about that any time now.
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I expect someone will be along to complain about that any time now.

I would complain that this is the only recent Ukraine thread while there are profoundly bizarre things going on there at the moment - if I had any illusions that the topics usually brought up here aren't just parroted from the news cycle which for some reason doesn't want to talk about Ukraine.
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
I would complain that this is the only recent Ukraine thread while there are profoundly bizarre things going on there at the moment - if I had any illusions that the topics usually brought up here aren't just parroted from the news cycle which for some reason doesn't want to talk about Ukraine.
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Old 13th April 2019, 02:51 PM   #5
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"When officers arrived on the scene"

As it is an embassy there would be armed diplomatic protection squad nembers there already.
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Old 14th April 2019, 06:20 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
"When officers arrived on the scene"

As it is an embassy there would be armed diplomatic protection squad nembers there already.
There is that, although there are DP ARVs, as well. One of them dealt with an armed robbery (no shots, all captured) a few years back, as they were the closest to the scene at the time. I would expect that a DP on he embassy door wouldn't be drawn away by what might be a deliberate distraction for that purpose.

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