Umbrella mistaken for gun causes evacuation in St. Louis County - KMOV.com

Umbrella mistaken for gun causes evacuation in St. Louis County

HAZELWOOD, Mo.  -- An umbrella mistaken for a rifle is blamed for a business evacuation in suburban St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the First Bank Corporate Center in Hazelwood was evacuated and locked down Wednesday morning.

Security officers saw what they thought was a rifle being carried into the building. Hazelwood police chief Gregg Hall says it was only an umbrella.

Business returned to normal after the threat proved unfounded.

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