Stick mistaken for knife leads to hold-and-secure at Grande Prairie college

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A man was taken into custody at Grand Prairie Regional College on Wednesday after police were called about a person on campus who was waving what appeared to be a knife.

The call came in around 10 a.m.

Students and employees at the college sheltered while police searched the campus.

Police established that a man had been walking through the building waving a stick, not a knife.

The person was taken into custody around 10:45, and classes resumed as normal.

Police said no threats were made by the man, and no injuries have been reported.