A man who brought an axe into the Montreal Metro was stopped and ticketed by police Friday morning.
Police intercepted the man at Berri-UQAM station shortly after someone called 911 around 9 a.m.
It turns out that the man was simply on his way to work. The axe was a tool required to do his job, police said.
However, he was still fined since the STM prohibits the unsecured transportation of something that can be considered a weapon. The transit authority requires items such as axes to be transported in containers.
Although it turned out to be a false alarm, Montreal police say they are pleased that residents are remaining vigilant and went to the trouble of calling the authorities.