Two men quizzed by police over an incident which sparked the mass evacuation of Oxford Circus tube station and widespread panic have been released without charge.
The men, age 21 and 40, were interviewed after voluntarily attending a police station following the incident on Friday evening (November 24).
British Transport Police (BTP) is continuing to investigate if any offence was committed after panic erupted in the packed station, leading to incorrect reports of gunshots being fired .
The two men were quizzed on Saturday (November 25) after handing themselves into police following a media appeal, in which BTP said the incident was believed to have started when an altercation erupted between two men on the platform.
A spokesman for the force said on Sunday (November 26): “There are no criminal proceedings against them. They have not been arrested or charged.”
Officers are still trawling through CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses in an attempt to make sense of what happened, but no further suspects are being sought.
The incident sparked panic among rush-hour commuters and Black Friday shoppers in central London, with several people injured and nine taken to hospital.
Police were called to the scene at 4.38pm, with armed officer racing to the scene following the reports of gunfire.
But around 90 minutes after responding, police said there was no evidence of any shots, casualties or suspects.
The station was reopened, cordons removed and the area returned to normal.
Anyone with any information can contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with reference 405 of 24/11.
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