Twitter user, Sasha Marie Davies, a BA fashion student, tweeted to say that she was “locked in a Pret on Oxford Street due to a suspect box/bomb outside. Holding onto my sandwich!”
Emily Thompson, a Twitter user from North London, tweeted:
“Just arrived on Oxford street for a meeting and been greeted by a bomb scare.”
The incident, which currently, is only being described as a ‘police incident’ has lead to the closure of Oxford Street and Orchard Street.
Police carried out a controlled explosion at approximately 16:00.
Mickey Fiori tweeted a picture saying the road had been reopned.
Image via Getty and @FioriMickey