SHOTS FIRED! LONDON POLICE Respond to Incident at Oxford Circus Subway Station. ARMED POLICE ARE AT OXFORD CIRCUS STATION
— Toronto Security Com (@TSC1N) November 24, 2017
— Darren Oatway (@DarrenOatway) November 24, 2017
Police have found no evidence of shots having been fired, no suspects and no serious casualties after panic on Oxford Street late this afternoon. People ran and screamed from Britain’s most famous shopping street on one of its busiest days of the year as teams of armed officers moved in to close down Oxford Circus tube station. The panic was started after gunfire was reportedly heard in or around the Underground station around 5pm today – but police have yet to find any source of gunshots.
UK: Reports of shootout at London’s Oxford Circus station pic.twitter.com/eWcSc7lBjC
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) November 24, 2017
— ~Marietta️ (@MDavisbot) November 24, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 24, 2017
Oxford Circus and Bond Street stations now both reopened and all trains are stopping normally.
— TfL Travel Alerts (@TfLTravelAlerts) November 24, 2017
A large section of Oxford Street was locked down at the height of the scare, but much of the area has now been reopened.