The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

A MAN walks into Mer­ry­lands cop shop claim­ing a knife-wield­ing ter­ror sus­pect is chas­ing him.

Sounds like an un­be­liev­able tale but on this oc­ca­sion it ac­tu­ally checked out. Only prob­lem was the key wit­ness in the case — the vic­tim — went miss­ing in ac­tion and the po­lice for­got to take down his name.

The saga started when the man burst into the foyer of Mer­ry­lands Po­lice Sta­tion on Septem­ber 17 huff­ing and puff­ing and claim­ing a man armed with a knife was try­ing to kill him.

The pan­icked man claimed his at­tacker had links to ter­ror­ism, which matched po­lice in­tel­li­gence.

A cou­ple of keen gen­eral du­ties of­fi­cers tracked down the al­leged as­sailant not far from the po­lice sta­tion but there was no knife in sight.

The ac­cused at­tacker was charged with af­fray and re­fused bail, but po­lice re­alised their vic­tim had done a Hou­dini in the process. Whoops.

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