London's Oxford Circus underground station evacuated, armed police on the scene 3 years ago

London's Oxford Circus underground station evacuated, armed police on the scene

Officers are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus station.

Reuters have reported that London's Oxford Circus underground station is being evacuated and that armed police are on the scene.

Jim Waterson, Political Editor at Buzzfeed, has said that it's "unclear what's going on around Oxford Circus but lots of people running away from the underground station, people screaming and running into shops, lots of sirens and police on streets."

Singer Olly Murs is at the scene and heard gunshots although the latest update from the police state : We have not located any trace of suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties. Officers still on scene. If you are in a building stay there, if you are on the street in Oxford Street leave the area. Officers continue to search the area. More updates as soon as we have them."

The Met Police earlier released the following statement: "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."

It concludes: "At this stage, police have not located any casualties" although, in a later post, the Met Police have stated that they "have received one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station. There are no other reported casualties."

The station is closed while officers investigate the incident. All trains are not stopping and paper tickets will be accepted on local buses.

Officers are on scene and are dealing with the situation.

Here's some footage from the scene.