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False alarm at London's Oxford Circus station sends people scurrying

False alarm at London's Oxford Circus station sends people scurrying
From CBC - November 24, 2017

London's police force said on Friday that they had stood down after a reported incident in the heart of London's shopping district.

"Our response on #OxfordStreet has now been stood down," the Metropolitan Police said on its official Twitter account. "Given the nature of the info received we responded as if the incident was terrorism, including the deployment of armed officers," police added.

The reports were centred on London's Oxford Street and in the nearby Oxford Circus underground station, one of the busiest in the city.

London's Metropolitan Police Service said in an initial statement that the reports were of gunfire in the area. In a later update on Twitter, police said they had "not located any trace ofsuspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties."

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