Albany man accused of calling in fake emergency to draw cops away from assault

An Albany man is accused of faking a shots fired incident to draw police away from the scene where he assaulted a woman.

Bilal Turner grabbed a woman by the throat and choked her, say police.

Turner was gone when officers arrived, but police say he then called police to report shots fired nearby.

While officers investigated, they say Turner returned to the apartment.

They say he tried to run when he saw an officer had stayed behind, but was caught.

Bilal is also accused of flipping a table at the police station.

He’s facing several charges.