London's Oxford Circus Subway Station Evacuated With Armed Police on the Scene

Police responded to an incident at Oxford Circus underground station in London on Nov. 24 2017
Police responded to an incident at Oxford Circus underground station in London on Nov. 24 2017

25 November, 2017

LONDON (AP) - British police said Friday they were responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest.

Met Police advised those who are on Oxford Street to go into a building and to "stay inside until further direction".

The Met Police have evacuated people from the area and closed Oxford Circus Station while they investigate the incident.

Police said that at this stage there are not any casualties.

Armed police run along Oxford Street, London, Britain November 24, 2017.

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People were seen running and shouting along Little Argyll Street, off Regent Street. "Given the nature of the info received we responded as if the incident was terrorism, including the deployment of armed officers".

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.

"I was next to the tube station and everyone started screaming and shouting and then a flood of people came up the stairs", local man Greg Owen told reporters.

London's Metropolitan Police said there was no evidence of shots fired or casualties at the Oxford Circus tube station.

The incident happened as throngs of shoppers flocked to the area for Black Friday retail sales.

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