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Incident at London's Oxford Circus "Stood Down"

Oxford Circus Google Maps Incident on Black Friday

Published at 5:07pm 24th November 2017. (Updated at 6:10pm 24th November 2017)

British Transport Police officers responded to a report of an incident at Oxford Circus Underground Station in central London.

6:10pm

6:10pm

British Transport Police thank public and Metropolitan Police. 

6:05pm

The incident appears to be over:

6:03pm

British Transport Police have released a statement suggesting that passengers "self-evacuated" causing panic:

At 4.37pm this afternoon, officers were called to Oxford Circus station following reports of gunfire on the westbound Central Line platform.  

Passengers at the station then self-evacuated the station onto Oxford Circus and Regent Street area of London. 

This caused a significant level of panic which resulted in numerous calls from members of the public reporting gunfire. 

Officers responded in line with our procedures of a terrorist incident, this included armed officers from British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police. A full and methodical search of the station and Oxford Street was conducted by officers.
At this stage, we are examining the circumstances of the incident which resulted in the station being evacuated. 

During the station evacuation, one woman is believed to have sustained a minor injury. 

We continue to work with the Metropolitan Police Service and are working to reopen Oxford Circus and Bond Street Tube stations. 
5:53pm

Oxford Street and Bond Street have both been reopened. 

5:45pm

There were a large number of people in the UK's busiest shopping street and its stations on Black Friday

5:45pm

National Police Air Service ask public to listen to authorities: 

5:42pm

Another statement released by the Metropolitan Police suggests better news than initial reports:

To date police have not located any trace of any suspects, evidence of shots fired or causalities. Officers continue to work with colleagues from British Transport Police in the area of Oxford Circus.

Updates will be provided as soon as we have them.

If you are in building stay in a building, if you are on the street in Oxford Street leave the area.

Officers are continuing to search the area.

5:40pm

A reminder of the statement released by The Metropolitan Police at 5:16pm

Police were called at 16:38hrs on Friday, 24 November to a number of reports of shots fired on Oxford Street and underground at Oxford Circus tube station.

Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related. Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from British Transport Police.

If you are on Oxford Street go into a building and stay inside until further direction.

Avoid travelling to the Oxford Street area.

At this stage police have not located any casualities.

5:37pm

An update on the situation from British Transport Police. There's still no official word on what the incident is.

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