London Subway Station Evacuated After Reports Of Shots Fired

25 November, 2017, 00:07 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Police rushed to London's Oxford Circus on Friday, sparking fears of a terror attack, but they have now stood down after finding no evidence to support reports of shots fired, the Metropolitan Police said.

Armed police raced to Oxford Circus Tube station and Oxford Street after receiving 999 calls reporting that shots had been fired. "Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related".

Reuters have reported that London's Oxford Circus underground station is being evacuated and that armed police are on the scene.

Avoid travelling to the Oxford Street area. They gave no details on what happened, but crowds were seen running down Oxford Street, a shopping strip usually busy with pedestrians and heavy traffic.

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"Officers working with colleagues from British Transport Police carried out an urgent search of the area". Bond Street station is also closed.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing people screaming on the platform and seeing a stampede of riders trying to leave the station. Many people took shelter in nearby buildings.

London's Metropolitan Police said there was no evidence of shots fired or casualties at the Oxford Circus tube station.

It comes on one of the busiest nights for the station as Black Friday shoppers make their way home.

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