Umbrella mistaken for rifle causes Kirkland hospital scare

The man recognized himself in a photo that was sent out and contacted hospital security.

This photo shows an umbrella with a sword-shaped handle on Wednesday in Kirkland. (Kirkland Police Department via AP)

This photo shows an umbrella with a sword-shaped handle on Wednesday in Kirkland. (Kirkland Police Department via AP)

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