Police moved to "reassure" the public after responding to reports of a teenager in public with a sword that turned out to be a wooden replica.
However, after speaking to the teenager it was discovered that the sword was made out of wood and did not pose a risk to the wider public.
A Cumbria Police statement read: "We would like to reassure people following reports circulating tonight that a man had been seen in the Hensingham area of Whitehaven in public with a sword.
"Officers responded to reports and found a teenager with a replica wooden sword. There was no threat to the public."
It is unclear why the teenager had the wooden sword with no further details given.
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