Natazayab Yashar ( @Natazayab Yashar
) has his #shots
#Oxford Circus Underground station in #London has been evacuated while police investigate a "customer incident," British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed. #Armed #police are on the scene.
The Metropolitan Police tweeted: “Police called at 16:38 to a number of reports of #shots #fired on #OxfordStreet & underground at Oxford Circus tube station. Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related. Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from @BTP.” It added that police are at the scene to establish “exactly what happened.” BTP added: “Please continue to avoid the Oxford Street and Regent Street area. If you are in the area, go into a building and stay inside until further notice.” Ryan Butcher, a reporter for #theIndependent who was inside the station at the time, said panic broke out after passengers were told to evacuate the station. A tannoy announcement said there had been a “reported emergency” and police arrived quickly, he said. “Everyone started running ... I saw smoke … people started falling over in the streets.” He is sheltering in a nearby restaurant, where he said other people were “shaking and crying,” adding: “Its just terrifying.” The evacuation came as thousands of shoppers flocked to central London to shop the #BlackFriday sales.
A number of offices in the area are on #lockdown.
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