Reports of shots fired at London's Oxford Circus tube station

The force said they "responded as if the incident is terrorist related".

Police said that at this stage there are not any casualties. "If you sought shelter in a building please now leave, and follow the direction of police officers on the ground if you need assistance".

Armed police have arrived on the scene to handle the situation after a gunman was reported to be firing shots.

A Transport for London spokesperson said: "Oxford Circus is heavily restricted on all approaches to a police incident".

"A full and methodical search of the station and Oxford Street was conducted by officers".

The Metropolitan Police tweeted they have not located "any trace of suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties".

The panic erupted on one of the busiest shopping days of the year in Oxford Circus
The panic erupted on one of the busiest shopping days of the year in Oxford Circus

The incident happened as throngs of shoppers flocked to the area for Black Friday retail sales.

The station is closed while officers investigate the incident.

"A police presence remains in the area to support the public".

The attacks killed 35 people and wounded dozens more.

"I was next to the tube station and everyone started screaming and shouting and then a flood of people came up the stairs", local man Greg Owen told reporters.

The two London underground stations in the heart of the city, Oxford Circus and Bond Street, which had been shut down have now reopened and the area seems to be returning to normality.



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