Man breaks his hand while diving through restaurant’s glass window after mistaking rowdy children for terror attackBy Mason White 4:11 AM May 31, 2016
|Hand through glass window (illustration)|
By: Chan Yuan
A man in the United Kingdom, suffered a broken hand after diving through a glass window because he thought a terror attack was taking place in a restaurant.
The man was among many customers who panicked at the Costa Coffee shop in Didsbury, on Wednesday afternoon.
The man told investigators that he heard gunshots and feared that a terrorist has opened fire.
Witnesses said that the man ran through one of the front windows before running to a nearby bank to ask for help.
Other customers also said that they thought they were being attacked.
However, the noise came from a group of rowdy children who threw food trays at one another.
Police confirmed that the noise that sounded like gunshots was caused by children around 3:30 p.m.
The man was taken to a hospital with a broken hand.
No charges were filed against the children for causing the panic.
A spokesperson for Costa Coffee, wished the man a speedy recovery and said that they regretted what happened in the store.