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United Kingdom: Tube stations reopen following Nov. 24 incident /update 3

Oxford Circus and Bond Street tube stations reopen following November 24 incident; no evidence of shots fired

24 Nov 06:18 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/24/2017, 12:00 AM until 11/24/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

Event

According to Transport for London, Oxford Circus and Bond Street tube (metro) stations reopened shortly before 18:00 (local time) on Friday, November 24, following a reported security incident. According to the Metropolitan Police, there is currently no indication that shots were fired or that anyone was injured in the incident, besides one person lightly injured during the evacuation. Police sources have also confirmed that no suspect has been detained in relation to the incident. At 18:10, the British Transport Police announced it had lifted security cordons around the stations.

It appears the incident was a false alarm, although it is unclear what sparked the panic.

Context

London's Oxford Circus tube (metro) station was evacuated at 16:39 (local time) on Friday. Shortly thereafter, nearby Bond Street Station was also closed to avoid overcrowding amid the rush to evacuate the general area.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to avoid the Oxford Circus area as a precaution until further notice and to adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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