London's Oxford Circus underground station evacuated, armed police on the scene

Oxfrord Circus Tube station

Police respond to an incident at Oxford Circus tube station.

"At this stage police have not located any casualties", they said.

"If you are on Oxford Street go into a building and stay inside until further direction".

In a statement the Met said: "Given the nature of the information received, the Met responded in line with our existing operation as if the incident was terrorism, including the deployment of armed officers".

London's Metropolitan Police were responding to reports of shots fired at the Oxford Circus tube station on Friday.

"The station is now closed, please avoid the area at this time", BTP said on Twitter. The Metropolitan Police has confirmed its officers are also attending.

British Transport Police tweeted just after 4:40 p.m. that officers were are on the scene.

Sky News reported Bond Street and Oxford Circus tube stations were close but have since been reopened.

"A police presence remains in the area to support the public".

"Our response on #OxfordStreet has now been stood down. If you sought shelter in a building please now leave", the Met Police said in a statement.

People were reportedly "screaming and crying" as they left the station.

It comes on one of the busiest nights for the station as Black Friday shoppers make their way home. "The station is now closed, please avoid the area at this time".

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