Police rushed to London’s 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.

| Nov 25, 2017, 00:00 IST

Armed police officials patrol along Oxford street Armed police officials patrol along Oxford street

LONDON: Police rushed to London’s 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.

“Our response on #OxfordStreet has now been stood down. If you sought shelter in a building please now leave, and follow the direction of police officers on the ground if you need assistance,” the force said on Twitter.

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