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Oxford Circus Underground Station Evacuated, Police on Scene Responding to ‘Shots Being Fired’

Oxford Circus Underground Station in London has been evacuated, with the police at the scene followi..

By admin , in London , at November 25, 2017

Oxford Circus Underground Station in London has been evacuated, with the police at the scene following reports of shots being fired.

The underground station has been closed and police are responding to what has been described as a “customer incident”.

Metropolitan Police confirmed that at 16:38 police responded to a number of reports of shots fired on Oxford Street and the underground tube station.

Police have responded as if the incident is terror-related, but have not confirmed at this time the nature of the incident. Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from British Transport Police. Three fire engines are also on the scene.

Sky News is reporting of armed police officers in department store Selfridges.

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Police are advising those on Oxford Street to go into a building and people are advised to avoid the area. They are advising that there are no casualties at this stage, though one woman was reported injured whilst leaving Oxford Circus station.

Armed police run along Oxford Street as they respond to an incident in central London on November 24, 2017.
British police said they were responding to an “incident” at Oxford Circus in central London on Friday and have evacuated the Underground station, in an area thronged with people on a busy shopping day. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Transport for London has stated that the station is closed, but trains are still running, not stopping at the station. Bond Street Station has been closed to prevent overcrowding.

Tottenham Court Station is also close, though there has been no confirmation of whether that closure is also to prevent overcrowding.

BBC reporter Helen Bushby said she saw a “mass stampede” of people running away from Oxford Circus station and they were “screaming and crying”.

This story is developing…

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