A MURDER suspect attempted to hand himself in to authorities at a Swedish police station – only to be told to come back during office hours.
Saleh Hadri (45) is a murder suspect in a case from 2011, but has been on the run from authorities for around 15 months.
However Hadri decided to hand himself over in an attempt to prove his innocence.
He went to a police station in Malmo accompanied by a reporter from a local newspaper, however after explaining his situation he was told over an intercom that he had turned up outside office hours.
A surprised Hadri explained his situation again, before he was directed to a different police station where he was then apprehended.
Defence attorney Gunnar Falk said: "It's a little strange that a person who has been a suspect for such a long time, and even expressed a strong wish to come home, doesn't get help but is required to come home on his own, despite the existence of an arrest warrant."
Hadri maintains his innocence, saying he would be stupid to hand himself in if he were guilty.