A teenage girl wearing a hijab and brandishing what appeared to be an assault rifle has sparked a security scare at a Sydney hospital.
The weapon looked like the type of rifle used in several US school shootings – but it turned out the gun was a plastic toy replica.
Staff and visitors at the Prince of Wales Hospital were shaken and called security.
"Although it was fake, you know, that is pretty stupid," one witness said.
"Why would you walk around with a fake gun in your hand?"