London police respond to 'incident' at Oxford Circus subway station

Marsha Scott
November 25, 2017

British Transport Police said officers were on the scene responding to an incident but gave no further details.

London Fire Brigade said they were called about the incident at 4:43pm, adding that three fire engines and 15 firefighters were at the scene.

"If you are on Oxford Street go into a building". Police said they were responding "as if the incident is terrorist-related" but has not said whether they believe it is.

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

Hundreds of people have been relocated from the Oxford Circus tube station due to reports of gunshots.

Avoid travelling to the Oxford Street area. Bond Street station is also closed.

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The police said they found no evidence of any suspects or any gunfire and informed the public that it was safe to return to the area.

"Our response on #OxfordStreet has now been stood down".

The attacks killed 35 people and wounded dozens more.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing people screaming on the platform and seeing a stampede of riders trying to leave the station.

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

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