Firearms officers swarmed on a resort in Leicestershire on the weekend after a report of a person carrying a big knife – which turned out to be a Harry Potter wand.
The mixup occurred when police had been known as to a big resort in Enderby close to Leicester after receiving a name about an individual inside carrying a knife close to the lifts.
Numerous officers attended the scene solely to find the offending weapon was the truth is a wand being carried by a Harry Potter fan.
In an replace on the native police Fb web page on Sunday, an officer mentioned: “I attended a big resort in Enderby this morning with quite a few firearms officers, following a report of a male inside close to the lifts carrying ‘a big knife’.
“Following enquiries we rapidly established that it was a Harry Potter fan with a wand. Fortunately no hurt was prompted to any resident and there was no signal of ‘Voldermort’ [sic].”
The incident prompted amusement and a swathe of Harry Potter puns in response.
“Are you being sirius?” learn one remark underneath the put up, whereas one other mentioned: “Expecto Patrol-man!”
A backyard centre down the highway from Enderby, which is simply south-west of Leicester metropolis centre, is providing clients a Harry Potter-themed afternoon tea, though it’s unclear whether or not the fan had been within the space to go to that when the incident passed off.