Man jumps out window in terrorist scare caused by loud children
The man, who hasn’t been named, was in a coffee shop in the village of Didsbury on Wednesday when “gunshot like” bangs were heard in the premises.
Thinking the cafe was under siege, one man wasn’t taking any chances and proceeded to dive out one of the front windows.
In an attempt to save the day, and regardless of his broken arm suffered in the fall, the man then ran to a nearby bank to call for help.
A loud bang in a cafe in Didsbury is now enough to convince people that ISIS have opened fire. https://t.co/lCtVvWvKW0— Tim Holmes (@timbird84) May 27, 2016
LOL what a tit! 😂— Michael Henderson (@GadgetMichael) May 27, 2016
Man who thought terror attack was underway breaks arm diving out of Costa window https://t.co/rwugJz4rZ1
Although one woman explained to the Manchester Evening News that “it sounded like there was a shooting downstairs,” and that she was “expecting people wearing balaclavas and carrying guns to come upstairs,” no others followed suit and jumped out the window.
“Other people were running around trying to get out on to the balcony but the door was locked,” she told the newspaper. “I think that’s why the man went for one of the front windows. When I looked round I could only see his feet hanging from the window.”
@lfaulkner90 Hahahaha I can't stop laughing about it! My mum said she's going look out for a man with a plaster cast on his arm in didsbury!— Grace Roisin Cowan (@graceroisin) May 27, 2016
“Afterwards, one woman said the first thing she thought about was the Paris attacks,” she added.
It transpired that the loud noises were actually caused by a group of school children “messing about” by banging trays on the floor.
Greater Manchester Police said they had been called to a “disturbance” at the coffee shop, but no further action was taken.