Armed Police Evacuate Hundreds From Busy London Tube Station: Reports of ‘Shots Fired’ [UPDATE]


Police are investigating an incident at a London stop, with reports of people fleeing from the busy Oxford Street tube station in terror.

Witnesses on the scene have reported seeing a man with a gun and there have been reports of “gunshots” being fired, though information is scant at the moment.

The BBC has confirmed that police are on the scene.

This is a developing story.

UPDATE: 12:42 p.m. EST

The British Transport Police Authority has released a statement, noting that, thus far, only one person has been injured, though without giving information as to how she was injured.

“At this stage we have received one report of a woman receiving a minor injury,” the statement read. “There are no reports of casualties.”

UPDATE: 12:47 p.m. EST

London’s Metropolitan Police have released a statement, suggesting that the earlier report that shots had been fired may have been erroneous.

UPDATE: 12:56 p.m. EST 

It looks like London’s Tube service has been restored to Oxford Circus. Still no information as to what happened to cause the panic though.

UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. EST

London’s Metropolitan Police has said they have stood down and have asked those seeking shelter in nearby businesses to leave. In other words, the storm has passed, though we still have no idea what kind of storm it was.

UPDATE 1:08 p.m. EST

London’s Metropolitan Police have released a series of tweets that explain the incident and the thought process that went into treating it as a possible terror attack.

UPDATE: 4:38 p.m. EST

Eyewitnesses have stated that the whole ordeal was sparked by a fight between two passengers and had nothing at all to do with a terror attack.

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