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UK police say man held in hospital after embassy car-ramming

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A view of the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019.  British police say shots were fired outside the Ukraine Embassy in London Saturday morning after a car rammed into parked cars in front of the building. London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at the police car when police arrived on the scene. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — British police say a man suspected of purposefully driving into parked cars in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in London has been hospitalized for mental health treatment.

London's Metropolitan Police force said officers fired at the 40-year-old driver's vehicle and took him into custody Saturday after he allegedly rammed the Ukrainian ambassador's car and several others outside the embassy.

London police say he also drove his car toward officers.

No one was injured. Police say the man's actions were not related to extremism.

He has not been charged or identified.

A police committee is investigating the officers' use of firearms. They also used stun guns to subdue the suspect.

A Forensic officer works at the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019.  British police say shots were fired outside the Ukraine Embassy in London Saturday morning after a car rammed into parked cars in front of the building. London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at the police car when police arrived on the scene. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
A view of the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019.  British police say shots were fired outside the Ukraine Embassy in London Saturday morning after a car rammed into parked cars in front of the building. London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at the police car when police arrived on the scene. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
A view of the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019. British police say shots were fired outside the Ukraine Embassy in London Saturday morning after a car rammed into parked cars in front of the building. London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at the police car when police arrived on the scene. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
A Forensic officer works at the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019.  British police say shots were fired outside the Ukraine Embassy in London Saturday morning after a car rammed into parked cars in front of the building. London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at the police car when police arrived on the scene. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
A Forensic officer works at the scene near the Ukrainian Embassy after police fired shots after an incident, in Holland Park, London, Saturday April 13, 2019. British police say shots were fired outside the Ukraine Embassy in London Saturday morning after a car rammed into parked cars in front of the building. London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at the police car when police arrived on the scene. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)