Holland Park man detained by Police

A man has been arrested following an incident in Holland Park this morning (13 April).

Police were called at approximately 8.30pm on Saturday, 13 April to reports of a car in collision with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian Embassy in Holland Park, W11.

As part of the protective security arrangements for London, armed and unarmed officers were deployed to this incident.

On arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers.

Police firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man, aged in his 40s, was arrested.

He has been taken to a central London hospital as a precaution. He was not injured.

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 this morning who responded swiftly to this 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.

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.

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