Oxford Circus Station: Police Respond to Reports of Shots Fired in London
LONDON -- British police said Friday they were responding to reports of shots fired at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest, and on the street above.
London's Metropolitan Police said on Twitter they responded as if the incident was "terrorist related."
Witnesses on social media reported people running into nearby shops and pubs for shelter.
Transit authorities say the station has been evacuated and trains are not stopping there.
Transport police advised people to avoid the area, which was packed with commuters and shoppers at the end of the working week and amid Black Friday sales.