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Oxford Circus: Platform 'altercation' caused tube panic

Sun Online Desk     25th November, 2017 01:02:31 printer

Oxford Circus: Platform 'altercation' caused tube panic

Police want to speak to two men after an altercation "erupted" on a platform

 

Police have released images of two men they want to speak to, after an altercation at a central London Tube station created mass panic on Friday.

 

Officers want to speak to anyone who was at Oxford Circus Underground station at the time of the evacuation.

 

Sixteen people were treated after they were injured fleeing the station, following reports of gunshots being fired on a Central Line platform.

 

There was no evidence any weapons had been fired, police said.

 

Shoppers were barricaded inside stores on Oxford street and armed police were deployed after the alarm was raised during the evening rush hour on Black Friday.

 

The British Transport Police (BTP) said it believes there was an altercation between two men on the platform before the scare.

 

The British Transport Police (BTP) said it believes there was an altercation between two men on the platform before the scare.

 

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

 

In a statement, the Met Police said: "No casualties, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police."

 

Source: BBC

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