NYC Police: The “sword” was plastic

This tweet by the NY Police Department about an incident was followed by:

Tweet: The dude literally pulled out a samurai sword in front of NYPD and you didn’t do anything about it

NY Police Department tweet: The “sword” was plastic

Tweet: Oh so now police can distinguish between real weapons and toy weapons?

Tweet: Well of course they can, as long as the person holding the toy weapon is white.