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Several people injured while leaving Oxford Circus incident

25 November 2017, 12:11 | Bernice Figueroa

Image People were told to take cover in buildings apart from Selfridges which was evacuated

Memebrs of the public at Selfridges

Police said Oxford Circus Station had been closed while they are investigating a customer incident.

Scotland Yard said police responded "as if the incident is terrorist related".

Police are now responding to an incident near Oxford Circus Tube station, in central London, at the start of the evening rush hour.

"If you are on Oxford Street go into a building".

"Passengers at the station then self-evacuated the station onto Oxford Circus and Regent Street area of London", a statement said.

Oxford Circus is one of the British capital's most popular retail streets and many would have been finishing work to enjoy their Friday nights or Christmas shopping.

Dr Glenn Wilson told Sky News the Oxford Street scare was created by a
Image Dr Glenn Wilson told Sky News the Oxford Street scare was created by a perfect storm

The Metropolitan Police tweeted they have not located "any trace of suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties".

Video taken near the busy shopping street shows pedestrians running away from the scene after officers were called in following an accident.

He added: "The police service acted extremely quickly and efficiently to secure and lockdown the area, demonstrating how incredibly well prepared they are to respond".

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

Witnesses report seeing people crying and screaming as they ran from the scene.

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