Police have evacuated the area around Oxford Circus station after there were reports of a possible explosion and gunfire. Videos posted to social media showed the chaotic scene, as people fled the scene in large numbers.
Watch a live stream of the Oxford Circus incident in the video at the top of the page.
Little information has surfaced as to what’s transpired, bu the British Transport Police tweeted that they received a report of a woman “sustaining a minor injury” when she left the Oxford Circus station.
Metropolitan Police later released a statement saying officials haven’t located “any trace of suspects” or evidence that there were shots fired in the area or any casualties. Officers are remaining on scene to investigate the incident, and and people have been urged to avoid the area.
A massive police presence was spotted in the area, as they responded as if it were a terrorist incident to be safe. At least three police helicopters were seen overhead. The area seemed to be a lot more calm and officers were seen walking around casually in the area minutes after the evacuations.
Initial unconfirmed reports on social media said there were shots fired and a possible explosive near the tube.