London’s Oxford Circus underground station was evacuated, with police officers recorded running down the station stairs.

Several emergency service vehicles were pictured at the scene in the centre of the capital after arriving around 5pm.

Officers were seen sprinting out of a police van and down the steps into the tube station.

The station was shut as officers dealt with an incident, MyLondon reports.

Multiple police cars were seen in the area.

Police said they were called to reports of a man acting “aggressively” towards workers at the station.

A 60-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and theft.

Officers were seen sprinting out of a police van and down the steps into the tube station

One witness said they had been asked to leave the underground station while police dealt with an incident involving a person.

Police were later seen taking a man wearing a mask and no shoes up the steps of the Tube station.

A video posted on social media showed a man being taken into an ambulance by the emergency services.

Multiple police cars were seen in the area

The station has since reopened.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We were called at 5.05pm on November 8 to Oxford Circus station following a report of a man acting aggressively towards station staff.

"Members of staff closed the station as a precaution.

One witness said they had been asked to leave the underground station

"Officers attended and the man, aged 60, was soon arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and theft.

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

The street is famous for its shopping and is home to many flagship retail stores, which have been shut during Britain’s second national lockdown.

Oxford Circus is the third busiest underground station on London’s network, with 84.1million passenger journeys each year.