London, Sept 2: A Swedish man with a history of mental illness claims to have shot down a UFO he believed was coming to kidnap him.
According to the Dale-Demokraten newspaper, the 23-year-old man fired two pistol shots through his apartment window before opening fire at what according to him were alien invaders.
The gunman, who has not been named, claims one shot hit a UFO, causing it to explode.
The police was called by a woman who was in the apartment at the time the shooting took place in the central Swedish ton of Hedemora.
Despite the presence of armed officers, it took several hours for the police to convince the shooter that aliens had not marked him down for abduction and that he was safe.
“We do not believe that the threats voiced were anything other than the desperation of a confused person,” the Telegraph quoted local police in a statement as saying.
The shooter was later charged with illegal possession of a firearm and threatening a police officer and a psychologist who examined him after his arrest said he was suffering from severe psychiatric disorder.
The police are now trying to find out where and how the man, who also has previous convictions, managed to get hold of the gun. (ANI)