A man who was arrested following an incident in Holland Park on the morning of Saturday, 13th April has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act according to a statement released yesterday by the Metropolitan Police.
A spokesperson for the Met confirmed that the 40-year-old man will be taken to hospital for treatment.
At approximately 09:50 hours on Saturday 13th April, Police attended Holland Park, W11, after reports were made of anti-social behaviour involving a car.
Upon police arrival, the car in question that had been the subject of the reports made by members of the public was still being driven and was in a collision with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian Embassy in Holland Park.
As part of the protective security arrangements for London, armed officers were deployed to this incident and were on scene within minutes.
As armed officers arrived at the scene, the vehicle was driven at police officers.
Police firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man was arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of police officers and criminal damage.
He was subsequently taken to a central London hospital as a precaution and is now in custody at a central London police station.
The male suspect was not injured during the incident.
The investigation is being carried out by officers from the Central West CID and enquiries are on-going.
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 in this incident who responded and put themselves in harm’s way as they do every day to keep the people of London safe.”
The Met confirmed that the incident is not being treated as terror-related at this time.
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