iPhone-shaped gun has police on high alert

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Police departments are issuing warnings in Europe about a new gun shaped to look like an iPhone.

The smartphone-like firearm was developed right here in the U.S. after its inventor noticed a small boy checking out his gun at a restaurant.

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Kirk Kjellberg, of Minnesota, is quoted as the gun's inventor in March 2016 reports.

Ideal Conceal, Kjellberg's company, said the .380-caliber pistol can "easily blend in with today's environment," and will be available for purchase early this year for $395.

Video of the gun in use shows just how convincing the barrel appears, being easily mistaken for an iPhone.

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