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Police officers directing members of the public on Oxford Street in the west end of London after Oxford Circus station was evacuated Friday Nov. 24, 2017. British police said Friday they were responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)

UK police said they've 'stood down' following reports of 'shots fired' in London


Updated November 24, 2017 01:17 PM EST

London's Metropolitan Police on Friday said that they have "stood down" at the city's Oxford Circus subway station amid reports of "shots fired" there.

British police on Friday said they have responded to reports of "shots fired" in and around London's Oxford Circus subway station, adding they have not located any casualties there.

Authorities have since told people in the area to take shelter, and the busy station has also been closed to the public following the initial reports.

London's Metropolitan Police said officers were called just after 4:30 p.m. local time to "a number of reports of shots fired on Oxford Street and underground at Oxford Circus tube station."

The force added that it is responding as "if the incident is terrorist related," but it has not indicated whether they believe that the event is of that nature.

The British Transport Police (BTP) on Friday tweeted that it had received reports of one minor injury to a woman at Oxford Circus station and had been incapable of finding evidence of gunfire so far.

The Metropolitan Police reported similar findings on their Twitter account, noting they had not discovered evidence of any suspects or gunfire.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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