Firearms officers rushed to Great Wyrley this morning (March 3) following reports of a man being seen with a weapon.
Members of the public called for help at around 8.45am saying a man in a distressed state had been seen in Holly Lane.
The weapon he was reportedly carrying turned out to be a white pole.
Nor had the man hurt, or threatened anyone.
Staffordshire Police said they took him, “to a place of safety”, under the Mental Health Act.