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A Cheektowaga man who suffered self-inflicted stab wounds last Thursday falsely reported he was the victim of a home invasion, Police Capt. James Speyer said Tuesday.

Gregory Hallifax, 46, of Diane Drive was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of a minor abdominal stab wound after he called in the report, police said. He now is charged with falsely reporting an incident.

Hallifax told authorities he was attacked in his home by two men who who demanded drugs, police said.

Police Chief David J. Zack said Hallifax “fabricated the story” for still-unclear reasons.