Officers draw guns on pedestrian they thought had a rifle, only to discover it was a cane

A file photo of a Montreal police officer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Police were called to Stanley St. Saturday morning after a pedestrian's cane was mistaken for a rifle. 

A witness, who asked to remain anonymous, told CTV News that numerous officers surrounded the pedestrian with their weapons drawn.

The SPVM has confirmed that the individual was not in possession of a weapon; rather, they were carrying a walking cane.

This is a developing story. 

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