Police in Oslo were alerted after an attempt to recreate the anguish of Edvard Munch’s famous ‘The Scream’ turned out to be a little too realistic.

Hundreds of people were gathered in a park in the city’s Ekeberg district by Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic . The crowd was instructed to scream in a tribute to Munch’s iconic work of art.

Unfortunately, the noise of the performance art piece proved to be as harrowing as the original painting and the Oslo police received several phonecalls from distressed members of the public!