Cops in the UK have reopened two central London Underground stations after sixteen people were injured at Oxford Circus with reports of gunshots being fired.
Security operatives are now on the trail of two men who reportedly had an altercation which “erupted” on a platform at the station but sources say there is no evidence that the suspects fired the weapons that caused the stampede at the station.
In a statement, the Met Police said: “Officers working with colleagues from British Transport Police carried out an urgent search of the area.
“No causalities, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police.”
In addition, British Transport Police said it received reports of gunfire on the westbound Central Line platform at Oxford Circus.
“This caused a significant level of panic which resulted in numerous calls from members of the public reporting gunfire,” the force said.
“A full and methodical search of the station and Oxford Street was conducted by our specially trained firearms officers.
“During the search officers did not find any evidence of gunfire at the station,” it added.
Met Police want to speak to anyone who was at the station about the cause of the mass panic and evacuation even as they initially treated the incident as potentially terrorism-related.
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