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‘Gunman’ on Brisbane bike path turns out to be man carrying umbrella

“All of a sudden, I look up and there are two cops on the bike path, looking around and looking in the bushes. I thought something’s going on.

“A couple of hundred metres down the path, police cars had pulled over near the highway [Gateway Motorway], and another 100 metres on, there were six cops escorting this man towards their cars.

“I kept riding past, then I turned around, came back and the police must have let him [the man] go because he was past where the police cars were and walking away.

“Nothing like a few uniformed detectives to make your Sunday more interesting.”

From a distance, and because it was partially-concealed by a shirt, the umbrella could be mistaken for a gun.

From a distance, and because it was partially-concealed by a shirt, the umbrella could be mistaken for a gun.Credit:Ben Sartor – Supplied

A police spokeswoman confirmed a triple-zero call was made by a cyclist about 10.30am on Sunday reporting someone armed on the bike path.

Mr Sartor said he was not the cyclist who called police.

The police spokeswoman said officers conducted a 45-minute search near Queens Road in Nudgee, but concluded the man the cyclist had seen was a pedestrian carrying an umbrella.

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