Police say they have found no evidence of shots fired at London tube station
The scene outside the London Palladium in the west end of London after Oxford Circus station was evacuated Friday Nov. 24, 2017. British police said Friday they were responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 12:17PM EST
Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 1:01PM EST
British police say they have found no evidence of any shots being fired after reports of gunfire sparked panic in the heart of London.
Police descended on the area around Oxford Circus, one of London's busiest subway stations, after reports of shots being fired.
Thousands of people ran in panic or took shelter in stores along busy Oxford Street.
About an hour after the first reports, the Metropolitan Police force said "police have not located any trace of any suspects, evidence of shots fired or causalities."
They say people in the area should leave and that those inside buildings should remain there.