Police are reopening stations with "no evidence" of shots fired on London's Oxford Street, after armed police attended an incident

 
Lucy White
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Oxford Street will have had a busy Black Friday (Source: Getty)

The Met police have confirmed they received reports of shots fired on Oxford Street this afternoon, as they were called to an incident at 16:38.

However they have since tweeted that there is "no evidence" of shots being fired, after armed officers attended the scene. Stations in the area, including Oxford Circus and Bond Street, are now being reopened.

The Met had said, earlier this afternoon, that officers were responding "as if the incident is terrorist related".

The British Transport Police (BTP) said that they had only received reports of one minor injury, sustained by a woman as she was leaving Oxford Circus Station.

Oxford Street Underground station was evacuated, according to BTP, with reports on Twitter of shoppers on Oxford Street running for cover.

The Met police asked people to stay away from the area while they dealt with the incident, and told those on Oxford Street to seek cover in a building.

An eyewitness at the scene said police cordoned off an area around the station before moving people further back

Twitter users reported being locked in shops for their safety "until the incident is under control".

An eyewitness told City A.M. that armed police on the scene were ushering people away from Oxford Circus.