CHRISTMAS shoppers were screaming as they were evacuated from an M&S store today after reports of a man with a knife on Oxford Street.

Armed officers rushed to the scene of the busy shopping district in the capital after witnesses claimed to have seen a man with a blade at the London store.

@FaisalAmjad1Officers have evacuated shoppers from the affected store '/ '

@FaisalAmjad1Panicked shoppers reportedly screamed as they fled the store '/ '

One shopper said: ...Everyone evacuated from M&S pantheon Oxford Street.

...Heard security talking to armed police, who are all over the place right no, saying was a fight front of store with someone with a knife....

Another added: ...Armed police just stormed M&S as I walked by on Oxford Street.

...Apparently a man armed with a knife on the loose. Heavy armed police presence now on Oxford Street....

Cops this afternoon confirmed they had evacuated the shop but had not yet found a suspect of victim. 

Panicked shoppers ran screaming from the scene outside of the busy Marks & Spencer store.

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A large cordon has been erected at the front of the shop, with multiple police vehicles on the scene.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “We are aware of reports of an incident at a shop in Oxford Street, W1. 

“Police were called following reports of a man with a knife. Officers are in attendance. 

“The shop has been evacuated as a precaution. No suspect or victim was found at this time.

“Enquiries ongoing.”

The Sun has contacted Marks & Spencer for a comment.

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