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Oxford Circus alert caused by 'altercation' between two men, say police

26 November 2017, 01:02 | Simon Arnold

SKY NEWS TWITTEROxford Circus was evacuated after a reported incident during rush hour

Oxford Circus terror- Witness describes Pandemonium after'shots fired

London Metro Station Oxford Circus was evacuated tonight, police reported a possible connection with terrorism, and eyewitnesses spread footage of people fleeing the area on social media.

To date police have not located any trace of any suspects, evidence of shots fired or causalities.

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

Police have also asked residents to avoid traveling near the area.

The metro station is in the heart of Britain's most popular shopping district, and the incident occurs at the peak hours of the so-called " Black Friday - Day of mass discounts of goods.

They have told people on nearby Oxford Street to take cover inside buildings.

Armed police reached the station less than a minute after the first calls were received.

Metropolitan Police have been called on to the scene after reports of shots fired at the Oxford Circus tube station.

British Transport Police published two CCTV images of the men they believe were involved in the brawl at around 4.40 p.m. on Friday, saying they would like to speak with them.

"I was next to the Tube station and everyone started screaming and shouting and then a flood of people came up the stairs", 37-year-old Greg Owen said.

'Officers continue to work with colleagues from British Transport Police in the area of Oxford Circus. People were climbing on top of each other. Police everywhere!' he's tweeted. Updates will be provided as soon as we have them.

Police said that at this stage there are not any casualties.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said it was important not to become complacent after the false alarm.

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