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London police respond to reports of gunfire in Oxford Circus


Police are responding to a number of reports of shots being fired on Oxford Street in central London and are treating it as if it is a terrorist incident, according to the Guardian. 

The Metropolitan police said there were no reports of serious casualties and they had not located any suspects yet. British Transport Police said on Twitter they had “one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station”.

Scotland Yard said: “Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related. Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from British Transport Police.”

Earlier, the BTP said: “Officers are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus station. Officers are on scene, more information when we get it.

“The station is currently closed, please avoid the area at this time. Officers are on scene.”
Bond Street tube station was also closed and the Metropolitan police Twitter account advised people on Oxford Street to go inside if possible.