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Man with 'gun' turned out to be carrying banana: Toronto police

Last Updated May 24, 2019 at 11:09 pm EDT

File photo CITYNEWS/Karoun Chahinian

It started with an ominous tweet by Toronto police on Friday night just before 7 p.m., alerting the public to reports of a man with a gun in the King Street East and Victoria Street area.

Units responded with the type of urgency expected from a gun call.

Officers found the man in question, but in the end they didn’t ‘Dole’ out any punishment, because the suspected weapon turned out to be a banana, loaded with nothing more than a healthy dose of potassium.

Maybe the call should have been fielded by “Peel” regional police?

As expected, the internet had a field day with the light-hearted conclusion.