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

Shots fired in Oxford Circus central London

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

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

Police responded to what they believe is a "terrorist related" incident at London's Oxford Circus Tube station Friday.

He added: "The police service acted extremely quickly and efficiently to secure and lockdown the area, demonstrating how incredibly well prepared they are to respond". Shortly afterwards the Metropolitan Police also took similar calls.

The station is closed while officers investigate the incident.

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"Our response on Oxford Street has now been stood down. No casualties, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police".

Unconfirmed reports on social media indicated that people were running away from the scene and locking themselves in shops.

The two London underground stations in the heart of the city, Oxford Circus and Bond Street, which had been shut down have now reopened and the area seems to be returning to normality.

The reports sparked panic in the area around one of London's busiest subway stations.

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