Hundreds evacuated from London’s Oxford Circus as cops surround tube station
LONDON: British police stated they have been responding to an “incident” at Oxford Circus in central London on Friday and have evacuated the Underground station, in an space thronged with folks on a busy purchasing day.
“Officers are responding to stories of an incident at Oxford Circus station,” British Transport Police stated on Twitter.
“The station is presently closed, please keep away from the world at the moment,” they stated.
“Police have been referred to as at four:38 pm (1638 GMT)… to a variety of stories of pictures fired on Oxford Road and underground at Oxford Circus tube station,” London`s Metropolitan Police stated in an announcement.
“Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist associated. Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing together with colleagues from British Transport Police,” the assertion stated.
“In case you are on Oxford Road go right into a constructing and keep inside till additional path,” it stated.
We proceed to reply to an incident at Oxford Circus. The station is presently closed, please keep away from the world at the moment. Officers are on scene.
— BTP (@BTP) November 24, 2017
Our officers are on the scene at #OxfordCircus tube station with @BTP Please keep away from the Oxford Circus space while we take care of the incident. Extra information asap
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 24, 2017
Transport for London stated, “Oxford Circus Station is closed whereas we examine a buyer incident.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman contacted by AFP stated the main points of the incident weren’t recognized but.
Oxford Circus station is within the coronary heart of London`s purchasing district, which is especially busy due to shops providing Black Friday reductions.
Folks have been seen operating from the scene, the BBC reported.
London is on excessive alert following a string of terror assaults in Britain this yr.
British Transport Police stated the Oxford Circus and Bond Road stations had been evacuated and have been shut, saying they have been investigating a “buyer incident”.
An eyewitness instructed AFP she noticed folks operating from the Oxford Circus station, which is especially busy due to shops providing Black Friday reductions.
(With Company inputs)