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Armed Police Are Responding To Reports Of “Shots Fired” At London’s Oxford Circus Tube

Armed police are currently responding to reports of “shots fired” near Oxford Circus Tube station, in central London, at the start of the evening rush hour.

People were seen running and shouting along Little Argyll Street, off Regent Street.

In a statement, the Met Police said they responded to an incident at 4.38pm, after a “number of reports of shots fired” on Oxford Street, and on the underground station, Oxford Circus.

“Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related,” the statement continued, with armed and unarmed officers on scene, alongside British Transport Police officers.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) said they were “aware” of the incident on Oxford Street.

British Transport Police tweeted they were aware of “a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station”. They continued: “There are no other reported casualties.”

The London Fire Brigade is also on the scene, tweeting that they were responding to an “incident”. They said that there are three fire engines and 15 firefighters on the scene.

The area remains closed, with British Transport Police officers on the scene. Officers advised people to stay away from the area. Met police officers are urging people in the area to go into a building, or remain inside.

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