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London Subway Station Evacuated After Reports Of Shots Fired

26 November, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • London Subway Station Evacuated After Reports Of Shots Fired

No Malaysians were injured in the mass panic and stampede at Oxford Street and the Oxford Circus Underground Station in London on Friday, following false reports of shots being fired.

The Met are responding as if the incident is terrorist related.

Those who are not in the area should avoid travelling to Oxford Street.

The panic erupted on one of the busiest shopping days, in a jittery city that has been hit by four violent attacks this year.

The station was evacuated and panicked shoppers and commuters sheltered in shops and offices in the area. Thousands of people ran in panic or took shelter in stores along busy Oxford Street.

Armed police reached the station less than a minute after the first calls were received. "Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from British Transport Police". "No casualties, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police".

The search went on for an hpur but the police could neither find a suspect nor evidences of firing. Then two nearby metro stations - Bond Street and Hampton Court Road - were closed, most likely as a precautionary measure, reports BBC. Police everywhere!' he's tweeted.

British Transport Police say the incident is believed to have started with an altercation between two men on a platform. "I think people were so unsure what had happened they were running in all directions". People were climbing on top of each other.

"The store we were in was locked down, the manager wouldn't let us leave - they said there had been a shooting at the entrance of the Tube station", Woodward said.



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