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Police are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus during rush hour.

Posting to Twitter British Transport Police said: "We continue to respond to an incident at Oxford Circus.

"The station is currently closed, please avoid the area at this time.

"Officers are on scene."

Police are at the scene

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As we bring our live blog to a close, we can report police found no casualties and no evidence of shots fired.

Police also say they did not locate any suspects.

Thanking the public for their patience, Met Police advised anyone who sees anything suspicious to dial 999 immediately.

Click the link below for our latest article with everything we know about the incident:

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/oxford-circus-incident-police-stand-13951587

"We are seeing folks queuing outside their favourite stores"

Traffic remains slow in the area

'Abandoned buses' line Oxford Street

Additional officers on duty to reassure the public

In a statement, Met Police said additional officers will remain on duty in the area to reassure members of the public.

They also thanked the public for their assistance and patience.

British Transport Police thank the public for their patience

Images show pedestrians during police response

Full statement from Metropolitan Police as officers stand down

The Met response on Oxford Street has now been stood down.

If you sought shelter in a building please now leave and follow the direction of police officers on the ground if you need assistance.

At 16:38hrs on Friday, 24 November police started to receive numerous 999 calls within a short space of time reporting shots fired in a number of locations on Oxford Street and at Oxford Circus underground station.

Given the nature of the information received, the Met responded in line with our existing operation as if the incident was terrorism, including the deployment of armed officers.

Officers working with colleagues from British Transport Police carried out an urgent search of the area.

No causalities, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police.

Some cordons remain in place and additional officers remain on duty in the West End to reassure the public.

We thank the public for their patience and assistance during our response.

If you see anything suspicious dial 999 immediately.

Met Police stand down

Pictures from the scene

"Please don't scare me"

Some exits remain closed at Oxford Circus

Our reporter Qasim Peracha is at Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus and Bond Street stations reopen

Police have not located any trace of suspects

In a Tweet, Metropolitan Police said:

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.

CCTV shows huge emergency service presence on Oxford Street

Video shows crowds of people and police at the scene

Bond Street Underground Station closed to avoid overcrowding

Bond Street Underground Station is closed to prevent overcrowding.

Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

Motorists should be aware the A40 Oxford Street is closed in both directions and there is queuing traffic between the A4201 Regent Street (Oxford Circus) and A5 Edgware Road (Marble Arch).

There has been one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury

Our reporter, Shona Duthie is at the scene

(Image: Shona Duthie)

Our reporter Shona Duthie is at the scene, she says:

Everyone ran into Topshop in a mass panic.


Like all running into the changing rooms.


We have been evacuated out of Topshop onto Regent Street.


Police are pushing people back.

Buses in the area are disrupted

London Fire Brigade are at the scene

Witness describes 'mass panic'

One witness at the scene said:

Everyone ran into Topshop in a mass panic.


All running into the changing rooms.


Top Shop has been evacuated!

British Transport Police called following reports of shots fired

"We have been locked in"

(Image: Vinay Kanani)

Vinay Kanani works in the area, he said:

“I work at Berners Street, and we heard lots of screaming and police vans coming in their droves.


Building staff came in advising us of an incident (possibly gun shots), and we have been locked in.”

"Please continue to avoid the area"

There is a heavy police presence

Police are at the scene
Police are at the scene (Image: Jay Stewart )

"Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related"

A spokesman for Met Police said:


Police were called at 16:38hrs on Friday, 24 November to a number of reports of shots fired on Oxford Street and underground at Oxford Circus tube station.


Police have responded as if the incident is terrorist related.


Armed and unarmed officers are on scene and dealing along with colleagues from British Transport Police.


If you are on Oxford Street go into a building and stay inside until further direction.


Avoid travelling to the Oxford Street area.


At this stage police have not located any casualties.

Police advise members of public to go inside

Police are at the scene