Incident at London's Oxford Circus station over

London tube

"Officers are on scene, more information when we get it", British Transport Police wrote.

British Transport Police say officers were called to Oxford Circus Tube station following reports of gun fire on the westbound Central Line platform.

The cause of the initial reports was not clear late Friday, but the fast and organized police response was a reminder that London is a city on high alert, following a string of terror attacks this year.

Armed police run along Oxford Street, London, Britain November 24, 2017.

A statement by the Metropolitan Police said that they were called at 4:38 "a number of reports of shots fired" on the Oxford Street and underground at Oxford Circus tube station.

"Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related".

Witnesses on social media reported people running into nearby shops and pubs for shelter. Bond Street station is also closed.

It comes on one of the busiest nights for the station as Black Friday shoppers make their way home.

The police said they found no evidence of any suspects or any gunfire and informed the public that it was safe to return to the area.



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