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.
At this stage, we have received one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station. There are no other reported casualties. More updates to follow.— British Transport Police (@BTP) November 24, 2017
On Twitter, there were reports of chaos as people were “running away from the underground station.”
Unclear what's going on around Oxford Circus but lots of people running away from the underground station, people screaming and running into shops, lots of sirens and police on streets.— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 24, 2017
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.
Police in London have told everyone on Oxford Street to go in to a building as they deal with an ongoing incident. #oxfordstreet— Rich Preston (@RichPreston) November 24, 2017
In a tweet, police said they are continuing to search for suspects, evidence of shots fired, or casualties.
We have not located any trace of suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties. Officers still on scene. If you are in a building stay there, if you are on the street in #OxfordStreet leave the area. Officers continue to search the area. More updates as soon as we have them— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 24, 2017
This story is developing. We’ll update as new information becomes available.