People in London are in a panic after reports of an “explosion” and “gunfire” broke out on social media on Friday evening. The video above shows people — including police — running down the street. Several people on social media have tweeted about being on lockdown, but police have no shared any information about what is going on.
“Police at Oxford Circus tell me: there’s a lot of conflicting stories. First calls were that there was an incident on Oxford Street, they are talking with BTP and checking Oxford Street station. There are a lot of firearms officers on site,” reported BBC journalist Julia Macfarlane.