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

Police officers and members of the public walk near the entrance of Oxford Circus subway station in the west of London after it was reopened Friday Nov. 24 2017. British police flooded London's busy Oxford Circus area Friday after receiving multiple repo

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

British Transport Police say officers were called to Oxford Circus Tube station following reports of gun fire on the westbound Central Line platform.

"If you are on Oxford Street go into a building".

Police officers and members of the public walk near the entrance of Oxford Circus subway station in the west of London after it was reopened Friday Nov. 24 2017. British police flooded London's busy Oxford Circus area Friday after receiving multiple repo
Oxford Circus Incident: Tube Station Evacuated Amid Scenes Of Panic

"A full and methodical search of the station and Oxford Street was conducted by officers".

Several people were injured and nine were taken to hospital in the incident at Oxford Circus Tube station, London Ambulance Service said.

One Twitter user said: "London's #OxfordCircus being evacuated and armed police on the scene".

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Videos on social media showed people running along the streets.

"Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related".

The station is closed while officers investigate the incident.

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

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

People were reportedly "screaming and crying" as they left the station. "If you sought shelter in a building please now leave", the Met Police said in a statement.

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