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    London's Oxford Circus station evacuated; armed police on scene


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    LONDON (Reuters) - London’s Oxford Circus underground station in the heart of the British capital’s main shopping district was being evacuated on Friday evening and armed police were on the scene, a Reuters witness said.
    British Transport Police said its officers were at the station, responding to an incident.
    “The station is currently closed, please avoid the area at this time,” BTP said on Twitter.
    The Reuters witness said the area around the station had been cleared of people and traffic. Fire engines were heading towards the scene, the witness added.
    The capital’s transport operator, Transport for London, said trains were not stopping at the station due to the unspecified incident.



    Reporting by Stephen Addison; editing by Michael Holden

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-security-oxfordcircus/londons-oxford-circus-station-evacuated-armed-police-on-scene-idUSKBN1DO22Q?il=0
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    Customer incident?

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    TERRIFIED shoppers have reported hearing gun shots after cops swarmed Oxford Circus tube station.
    Singer Olly Murs warned people to "get out" of Selfridges, claiming he had heard "gun shots" ring out this afternoon.

    Armed police have been spotted walking through the streets, with Met Police warning everyone to stay inside.

    Shoppers saying they were cowering in nearby stores including Pret.
    One witness wrote on Twitter: "Hiding in @Pret. They've locked all the doors because there's gun shots and people running down Carnaby and Oxford Street. Stay safe".

    Video from the scene shows panicked commuters fleeing the famous shopping strip as emergency services flashed by. Terrified witnesses reported seeing cops with guns running through shops in response to the unknown incident.

    It comes on one of the busiest nights for the station as Black Friday shoppers make their way home.
    It is not clear exactly what has caused the drama, with authorities saying it was a "customer incident".
    British Transport Police confirmed there is an ongoing incident, saying officers were at the scene.
    A TfL spokesperson said the station had been closed for a police incident with passengers evacuated at 4.39pm, sharing on Twitter: "Oxford Circus is heavily restricted on all approaches to a Police incident. Avoid are if possible."

    Trains are continuing to run through the station but are not stopping.

    Journalist Jim Waterson tweeted at the scene, saying: "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."

    London Fire Brigade confirmed crews were called to the station at 4.43pm to respond to a police incident

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/493835...cuated-latest/

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    Station reopened.

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    One person slightly injured. Outrage around the world. Elderly men go into shock. Country on lockdown.

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    What a circus...

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    I was caught up in the resulting traffic gridlock earlier this evening.

    Friday night rush hour multiplied by ten.

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    Police are appealing for two blokes who had an "altercation" to turn themselves in.

    https://news.sky.com/story/oxford-ci...olice-11142549

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    And no evidence of shots fired.

    All this just over a scuffle???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    And no evidence of shots fired.

    All this just over a scuffle???
    Just after a warning over Black Friday attacks.

    My guess is someone heard the shouting, ran for it and started a stampede.

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    ^ Putin's meddling...

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    Vaguely My Mary mentioned something about Oxford Circus, but I wasn't bothered, no panic just relax sleep well and just stumbled upon it here now.
    Just the usual TD bores defending Soi Dogs.

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    Olly Murs is in the seat for firing off a “Tweet” to early!��

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    Apparently there were multiple reports of "Shots fired".

    That's what happens when you are both stupid and paranoid.

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