Incident at London's Oxford Circus station over: United Kingdom police

by Garry Watts November 25, 2017, 0:07
Incident at London's Oxford Circus station over: United Kingdom police

The Oxford Circus station is at the heart of London's shopping hub, Regent Street, and is only minutes away from Piccadilly Circus.

The Metropolitan Police issued a statement saying they responded to an "incident" at the Oxford Circus station. "Avoid area if possible".

But around 90 minutes after responding, police said there was no evidence of any shots, casualties or suspects.

The station, located on Oxford Street which is a destination for shoppers on Black Friday, has been evacuated, according to eyewitness reports. "Officers are on scene, more information when we get it".

An armed policeman runs down Oxford Street in central London on November 24, 2017, as police responded to an incident. Shortly afterwards the Metropolitan Police also took similar calls.

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Videos on social media showed people running along the streets.

Transit authorities say the station has been evacuated and trains are not stopping there.

"They were crying, they were screaming, they were dropping their shopping bags".

"People said they heard a gunshot and panic was just spreading".

"A police presence remains in the area to support the public".


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