Man Carrying Samurai Sword In Cambridge - Turns Out To Be An Umbrella!

21 July 2015, 10:43 | Updated: 21 July 2015, 10:58

Armed police were called to Cambridge city centre on Sunday afternoon, after getting reports of a man carrying a Samurai sword - but it actually turned out to be a novelty umbrella!

A police spokesperson said, "We were called on Sunday (July 19) at about 12pm by a member of the public reporting that a ‘machete or samurai sword’ could be seen in a man’s rucksack on Market Street, Cambridge.

"Officers attended the scene. The item was an umbrella with a samurai sword-type handle. Words of advice were given the man."