Reports of Gunshots, forced Oxford Circus Tube Station closed
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Armed police stepped in and two central London underground stations have closed and reopened following reports of gunshots being fired at Oxford Circus tube station.
Police said they found no evidence of any gunshots being fired or any weapons used. Police want to speak to those two men after an altercation “erupted” on a platform at the station.
Reports also confirm that police wanted to speak to people who were at the station at the time when the mass panic and evacuation took place. They are trying their best to find the reasons for chaos in the station.
In the incident, more than 16 people were injured when they tried to flee the station. They were all given first aid treatment.
Oxford Circus was initially closed and armed police were deployed immediately after reports saying gunshots had been heard inside the Circus Tube Station.
Initially, the officials took the incident as a possible terror act. Amidst fears, nearby Bond Street Station was also closed due to fear of overcrowding.
The CCTV images of two men are released by police officials to the public to get more clues in the matter, as the British Transport Police (BTP) said officers believe there was an altercation between two men on the platform before the scare. While ‘Met’ Police said they received numerous 999 calls at the hour of panic.