Oxford Circus: police interview two men over tube station incident

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

During the incident, sections of Oxford Street were cordoned off and Black Friday shoppers were urged to take cover in shops.

A woman who sustained minor injuries as people rushed out of the busy Underground station is believed to be the only person hurt in the incident.

"The station is now closed, please avoid the area at this time", they said.

Police in London have said that an altercation between two men on a central London Tube platform may have sparked mass panic and a terror alert that led to a section of the city being placed on lockdown.

Eyewitnesses reported being caught in "stampedes" and said there was "pandemonium" as police treated the incident as if it was terrorist-related.

"Officers are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus station", British Transport Police said on Twitter.

The latest police appeal comes after crowds of people poured out of Selfridges department store, all Underground trains were stopped in the area, traffic was blocked and officers locked people inside shops.

In a statement, the Met Police said: "No casualties, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police".


Armed police officers on Oxford Street after the incident.

"I'm in the back office. but people screaming and running towards exits!"

As in any major incident these days, social media was awash with confused reports from Oxford Circus tonight, many of which turned out to be inaccurate.

Shoppers were barricaded inside stores on Oxford Street and armed police were deployed after the alarm was raised during the evening rush hour.

As Oxford Circus returned to normal late Friday, Jace Tyrrell, chief executive officer at the New West End Company, said: "This is a very high footfall area and safety and security are number-one priorities for everyone working in the district. I am glad nobody was hurt", she said. "I think people were so unsure what had happened they were running in all directions".

"We were in the Kingdom of candies and then saw a massive crowd of people running and screaming".

The police said they had found no evidence of previously reported gunshots, and that there were no casualties. "This year worldwide spend is expected to reach 54 million pounds, with domestic spend up to 100 million during the one-day sales bonanza", a spokesperson said.

Related:

  • Kylie Jenner Just Cut Off All Her Hair Again

    Kylie Jenner Just Cut Off All Her Hair Again

    Turns out she wants to continue being "out of the spotlight" until the baby's birth. The table was perfectly set and the sideboard was loaded with candies .
    PV Sindhu reaches Honk Kong Open semi-finals

    PV Sindhu reaches Honk Kong Open semi-finals

    It would not be an easy target for the Indian shuttler to defeat former world no. 1 Intanon who enjoys an upper hand over Sindhu. Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crashed out of the Hong Kong Open Superseries in the second round of the badminton championship.
    Derrick Rose away from Cavaliers, evaluating his future in basketball

    Derrick Rose away from Cavaliers, evaluating his future in basketball

    Rose, a three-time All-Star, is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers in seven games this season. One week ago, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Rose would be out "at least" the next two weeks because of his ankle injury .
  • Coffee Is Officially Good For You (Again)

    Coffee Is Officially Good For You (Again)

    However, high levels of coffee consumption in pregnant women are linked to lower birth rates, preterm birth and pregnancy loss. Ultimately, the research lines up with recent reviews and studies that say drinking coffee doesn't seem to be hazardous.
    Singer David Cassidy, 1970s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    Singer David Cassidy, 1970s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    Jones played Shirley Partridge, a widow with five children with whom she forms a popular act that travels on a psychedelic bus. The show spawned five Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom , including I Think I Love You and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.
    No one cares if Malia Obama can blow smoke rings or not

    No one cares if Malia Obama can blow smoke rings or not

    Ivanka Trump also coming to the young co-ed's defense tweeted , "She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be off limits".
  • MI  starts QB John O'Korn against No. 8 Ohio State

    MI starts QB John O'Korn against No. 8 Ohio State

    The Wolverines jumped out to a 14-0 lead and led 20-14 in the third quarter, but they were unable to close it out once again. The Buckeyes added onto their lead with a 44-yard field goal from Sean Nuernberger with 10:21 to play in the fourth quarter.
    Liverpool's Egyptian winger Salah has something to prove against Chelsea

    Liverpool's Egyptian winger Salah has something to prove against Chelsea

    We need to pay attention but not only to him but to Mane, Firmino, Sturridge and all their strikers because They have a great attacking potential as a team".
    CBS, Dish reach agreement to halt blackouts ahead of BSU game

    CBS, Dish reach agreement to halt blackouts ahead of BSU game

    The agreement , reached late Thursday, means Dish subscribers in Boise and other cities once again have access to CBS content. The blackout affected almost 4 million Dish Network subscriber homes - including 400,000 in the Los Angeles region.
  • Florida targeting Dan Mullen

    Florida targeting Dan Mullen

    Mullen is a noted quarterback tutor, as his protégées include Alex Smith , Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott . According to multiple outlets, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen may return to Gainesville.
    Small Business Saturday is a big day for local store owners

    Small Business Saturday is a big day for local store owners

    American Express started Small Business Saturday to help local entrepreneurs show that their establishments matter too. The sidewalks were busy with people walking down the street with bags in hand, occasionally stopping to window shop.
    Going head-to-head, Russell Westbrook rules as KD's return a big loss

    Going head-to-head, Russell Westbrook rules as KD's return a big loss

    That stuff is not real, so please don't believe it. "It's about basketball, and they played a great game, and we didn't". Thunder: Westbrook had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists in the first quarter.

Comments

Latest news

Wanted Florida teen spotted in central Pa. caught trying to enter Canada
Police say they found signs of foul play, as well as French's auto - a silver Dodge Dart with a Florida tag DLLT42 - missing. Police said Logan, and the missing Dodge Dart, were spotted Thursday on surveillance video in south central Pennsylvania .

Everybody Is Talking About What Happened Between Klopp And Mane
The striker was given a rare start by Jurgen Klopp , who elected to keep Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on the bench. Lampard then joked about the altercation between Mane and Klopp. "Everything is sorted immediately and that's it".

Russia's Foreign Agent Media Law: What We Know About New Amendments
The Kremlin's principal global propaganda outlet RT (formerly Russia Today ) has actively collaborated with WikiLeaks. Putin signed the bill into law Saturday after the upper chamber of the Russian parliament adopted it Wednesday.

Jeff Bezos Net Worth Hits $100 Billion Mark, Thanks To Black Friday
The Amazon founder is the newest member of the $100 billion club after increasing his fortune by $2.4 billion to $100.3 billion. Gates is believed to be the only other person to reach $100 billion.

Bucs battle back after early deficit but fall to Falcons, 34-20
Jones caught touchdowns from Matt Ryan and fellow wide receiver Mohamed Sanu as the Falcons built a big lead and held on late. Coleman's second touchdown run, from 14 yards out, clinched the Falcons victory with just under two minutes remaining.

2nd Test: Murali Vijay Scores 10th Century, India In Control
After the tough start, Vijay scored 102 off the last 135 balls he faced even as Pujara maintained a more moderate acceleration. He failed to connect, and the ball took the top edge to land in the hands of a strategically placed short fine-leg fielder.

Debut century more special than shirtless celebration at Lord's, insists Sourav Ganguly
However, Wyatt had written "Kholi, Marry me" when she took to Twitter to express her love for the batting star. There could be nobody better than Dona, his wife, to shed some light on the "bhadrolok" (gentleman).

Roy Moore thanks Trump in new fundraising appeal
He suggested to a senator this year that the tape was not authentic and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently. Lindsey Graham as saying that he was surprised by Trump's reaction and calling it "a high-risk move".

Trump Ridiculed For Time Magazine Tweet
So this is normal . of course Time would ask him for an interview". "They just wanted a photo shoot". This Tweet is so sad. "Not a speck of truth here", wrote TIME's Chief Content Officer, Alan Murray.

Jose Mourinho Fears Manchester United Will Lose Marouane Fellaini
Jose Mourinho has admitted he is concerned Marouane Fellaini could leave Manchester United as he has yet to agree a new contract.

Cyber Monday expected to be largest shopping day in USA history
The company has projected sales on Thanksgiving Day to increase 15 percent year-over-year to $2.8 billion. United States shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by evening time on Thanksgiving.

Ambulance crew gives terminally ill patient a side trip to the beach
Facebook has seen an influx of other people - including paramedics - talking about their examples of similar heartwarming stories .

Alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror attacks walks free
He, however, has repeatedly denied involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. "The US did so on the request of India", he claimed. India says Saeed is the main plotter of the 2008 Mumbai attack in which 166 people were killed between 26 and 29 November.

Kylie Jenner thankful for her 'little babies'
Naturally, Instagram users are speculating that those extra clothes belong to Kylie and Khloe's reported babies in the comments. Well, she definitely did not hint at her pregnancy by mentioning "babies" in her post as fans would have assumed.

Gwyneth Paltrow is Reportedly Engaged to Producer Brad Falchuk
Paltrow and Falchuk have been dating for more than three years, after meeting on the set of " Glee ", a show he co-created. They went public at the 2015 premiere for Scream Queens , another show he worked on, alongside Ryan Murphy.

Other news