British police interview two people after stampede on busy London street

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. AP

British police interview two people after stampede on busy London street

London's Oxford Circus underground station's main shopping district was evacuated on Friday evening after British police reported of an -incident-.

However police later said in a statement that "to date police have not located any trace of any suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties".

Police responded quickly to the "shots fired" reports, surrounding the station within minutes of the call, saying that they treated the situation "as if the incident was terrorism".

The incident came at dusk on Friday as shoppers crammed the festively lit shopping strip and Oxford Circus tube station, leaving several people injured, with nine needing hospital attention, one with leg injuries.

Police have also asked residents to avoid traveling near the area.

On the Oxford Circus Station, people left in panic after hearing a loud firing voice. The shop is locked and police have whole area on lock down'.

Footage by one eyewitnesses shows people running down a street. British transport police are also keeping an eye on the situation. "Oxford Circus" is the busiest station in the United Kingdom - in 2014, over 90 million passengers have went through there.

The source of the panic remains unclear, but BBC News reporter Chi Chi Izundu claims that an "electrical fault" at the tube station may have been mistaken for the sound of a gunshot.

Police rushed to London's busy Oxford Circus on Friday, sparking fears of a terror attack, but they have now stood down after finding no evidence to support reports of shots fired, the Metropolitan Police said. Police everywhere!' he's tweeted.

Anyone with any information should contact British transport police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 405 of 24/11. I'm inside" before adding, "Really not sure what's happened!

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