#London’s #OxfordCircus station #emergency: People seen ‘running’ out of #TubeStation
PEOPLE have been seen “people running and panicking” from Oxford Circus underground station in London.
Anthony Knight on Twitter said: “Chaos on #OxfordStreet #OxfordCircus – people sprinting out of the underground and diving into nearby shops. Never seen people run so fast. Very scary to watch after the events of today. What’s going on?”
Another person tweeted: “Just got evacuated from Oxford Circus tube.
“Don’t know what’s going on but obviously would recommend avoiding.”
Mary Whittaker described the experience as “terrifying” and said there had been a “burning” smell.
She tweeted:” Terrifying experience in #oxfordcircus tube station just now – smell of burning, all up escalators blocked off and people running in all directions trying to get out.
“Jumped on a train in the end. No idea what happened?!”
Police have responded to the scene, with one witness saying: “Pulled into #oxfordcircus tube stop and police everywhere at my door; people yelling and shouting and holding someone. Rather frightening given today’s events.
The incident comes as London is still reeling from a suspected terror attack this afternoon.
Police shot dead a knifeman on London Bridge after the suspect went on a stabbing frenzy.
Two members of the public have reportedly died from their injuries.
Police are treating the attack as terror-related.
The knifeman was wearing a “hoax explosive device”, Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations Neil Basu in a police statement in front of New Scotland Yard.
Courtesy of express.co.uk