Oxford Circus tube station incident draws police response
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Nov 25, 2017,
Nov 25, 2017, 0:10
Officers are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus station.
But around 90 minutes after responding, police said there was no evidence of any shots, casualties or suspects. Met police officers are urging people in the area to go into a building, or remain inside. Police said they were responding "as if the incident is terrorist-related" but has not said whether they believe it is.
"The station is now closed, please avoid the area at this time", BTP said on Twitter.
Oxford Circus Tube station has been evacuated during Friday evening rush hour and armed police are on the scene, witnesses reported. Shortly afterwards the Metropolitan Police also took similar calls.
"Officers working with colleagues from British Transport Police carried out an urgent search of the area".
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Passengers fled the station on to Oxford Circus and Regent Street, causing a minor injury to one woman. Nearby Bond Street Station has also been closed due to overcrowding.
The attacks killed 35 people and wounded dozens more.
Unconfirmed reports on social media indicated that people were running away from the scene and locking themselves in shops.
The reports sparked panic in the area around one of London's busiest subway stations.