Published: Sat, November 25, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Oxford Circus: Police respond to reports of incident at tube station

Oxford Circus: Police respond to reports of incident at tube station

The police said they had found no evidence of previously reported gunshots, and that there were no casualties.

"If you are on Oxford Street go into a building and stay inside until further direction".

Armed police have arrived on the scene to handle the situation after a gunman was reported to be firing shots.

The Metropolitan Police tweeted they were responding to "a number of reports of shots fired" at Oxford Street and Oxford Circus station. Shortly afterwards the Metropolitan Police also took similar calls.

He added: "The police service acted extremely quickly and efficiently to secure and lockdown the area, demonstrating how incredibly well prepared they are to respond. Officers are on scene, more information when we get it".

Nearby Bond Street Tube station had also been closed, to prevent overcrowding in wake of the incident. Local residents said heavy police presence could be seen.

"Our response on #OxfordStreet has now been stood down. No casualties, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police".

There have been reports of people running away from the station and seeking safety in shops and office buildings, after being advised to do so by police.

The always busy area was particularly heaving with crowds of shoppers and tourists on account of the worldwide "Black Friday" discount shopping day.

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