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.
At this stage, we have received one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station. There are no other reported casualties. More updates to follow.— BTP (@BTP) November 24, 2017
The Metropolitan Police reported similar findings on their Twitter account, noting they had not discovered evidence of any suspects or gunfire.
We have not located any trace of suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties. Officers still on scene. If you are in a building stay there, if you are on the street in #OxfordStreet leave the area. Officers continue to search the area. More updates as soon as we have them— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 24, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report.