Police reportedly respond to 'shots fired' at Oxford Circus subway station.

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London police respond to ‘shots fired’ at subway station

There are no reported casualties.


Kris Seavers


Published Nov 24, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:07 am CDT

British police responded Friday to reports of “shot fired” in and around the Oxford Circus subway station in London, AP News reports.

Police confirmed that the incident is being treated as a potential “terror incident,” according to the Telegraph.

One woman sustained minor injuries while leaving the subway station, but there are no reported casualties, police said in a tweet.

On Twitter, there were reports of chaos as people were “running away from the underground station.”

The station, which was busy with commuters and Black Friday shoppers, has been closed. Police reportedly told people to stay off the streets as they dealt with the incident.

In a tweet, police said they are continuing to search for suspects, evidence of shots fired, or casualties.

This story is developing. We’ll update as new information becomes available.

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*First Published: Nov 24, 2017, 12:13 pm CST