DETROIT (WWJ) – A 52-year-old man was detained after he was caught carrying a large knife hidden in his a cane at Detroit City Hall.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Harrs says officers were alerted to a sword-length 15 inch blade when the suspect slid his cane through an x-ray medal detector, Thursday afternoon, at the Coleman A Young Municipal Center.

The man told deputies he received the cane from a friend and didn’t know a secret knife was inside. He told investigators he was heading to the Detroit Retirement Board to conduct business, Harris said.

The suspect, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, had no outstanding warrants.

He was turned over to Detroit police for a possible concealed weapons violation.

The man’s name was not released.


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