Movie’s ‘gunfire’ prompts police response

Movie's 'gunfire' prompts police response
A couple in northern Sweden who were watching a violent movie at home on Monday were surprised when police turned up in response to reports of gunfire and screams emanating from the apartment.

The couple were in the middle of watching the Swedish thriller “Gone” (“Försvunnen”) when there was a sudden pounding on the door of their apartment in Umeå.

They then heard a voice yelling that it was the police and demanding they open the door.

“I couldn’t believe it,” the man told the local Västerbottens-Kuriren (VK) newspaper.

Confused, the couple asked what the police wanted and at first received no reply.

“The police said we should open the door otherwise they would break it down,” the man told the newspaper.

The man then walked to his balcony where he saw three officers through a window where looked “ready to draw their weapons”.

Upon letting police enter their apartment, the startled couple learned that a neighbour had called police after hearing gunfire and screams coming from the couple’s flat.

After a quick search, police concluded that no criminal activity had taken place and that the gunshots had come from the movie.

They then left the apartment, allowing the couple to continue watching the film.

“Gone”, which was released in Sweden in August 2011 and stars Sofia Ledarp, Kjell Bergqvist, Björn Kjellman, follows the plight of Malin, who is attacked and kidnapped by an unknown man.

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