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Oxford Circus Tube station: Police respond to reports of shots fired

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DocM    12,924

Here we go again....

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42117311

 

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Armed police are responding to reports of shots being fired at London's Oxford Circus Tube station.

 

The Met said it was responding as if the incident was terrorist related and urged people on nearby Oxford Street to take cover inside buildings.

 

"Oxford Circus Station is closed while we investigate a customer incident," Transport for London said.

 

BBC reporter Helen Bushby said she had seen a "mass stampede" of people running away from the station.

 

The Met said armed and unarmed police were at the scene.

 

Police say they have so far received one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station.

 

"At this stage police have not located any casualties," the Met added in a statement.

Nearby Bond Street Tube station had also been closed, to prevent overcrowding.

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wakjak    7,544

Here what goes again? 

 

Just some idiots punching each other. 

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DocM    12,924

If you read the  story at the link the first reports were that gunfire had occurred to in the subway station, and when I posted it the tone was much more dire. 

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+FloatingFatMan    13,616

It's also a perfect example of why eyewitness reports are about as reliable as an American politician. :p

 

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The Metropolitan Police said it began receiving "numerous" 999 calls reporting gunshots in Oxford Street and at Oxford Circus station at 16:38 GMT on Friday.

 

Still, you could not have asked for a better response from the cops...

 

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The first armed response vehicle was on the scene in less than a minute from receiving the first call, the force said.

Oxford Circus - where Oxford Street and Regent Street meet - was cordoned off, while shops and businesses were placed in lockdown.

 

Full article is here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42120534

 

And remember folks, take initial news reports of incidents with a healthy dose of salt. Wait until things are actually confirmed before painting the worst pictures...

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