Oxford Circus Tube station: Police respond to incident

  • Oxford Circus Tube station: Police respond to incident

Oxford Circus Tube station: Police respond to incident

However, Met Police said they could find no evidence of shots fired or any suspects.

Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and working along with colleagues from British Transport Police, which said a woman sustained a "minor injury" while leaving the area.

Police say an altercation between two men sparked panic among Christmas shoppers on London's Oxford Street.

Two men aged 21 and 40 went to a police station voluntarily after a public appeal was launched, British Transport Police said.

Armed police reached the station less than a minute after the first calls were received.

Armed police rushed to London's emblematic Oxford Street on Black Friday after reports of "shots fired".

'Officers are continuing to search the area'.

Social media users have reported being evacuated from the store and the doors being locked. "No casualties, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police".

The scene outside the London Palladium after Oxford Circus station in London was evacuated
Oxford Circus Tube station: Police respond to incident

They have told people on nearby Oxford Street to take cover inside buildings.

"People said they heard a gunshot and panic was just spreading".

At the height of the panic, The Daily Mail online posted a story - seemingly based on a 10-day-old tweet - saying witnesses had reported "seeing a truck surrounded by police on a pavement covered with blood".

"Our response on Oxford Street has now been stood down".

"I was next to the Tube station and everyone started screaming and shouting and then a flood of people came up the stairs", 37-year-old Greg Owen said. People were climbing on top of each other.

'Updates will be provided as soon as we have them.

He said: "It is vital that we are not complacent - if in doubt it is always best to err on the side of caution and call the police on 999".