Suspicious package reroutes Topeka parade

Shrine Parade Route

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A suspicious package that turned out to be trash caused a scare at a Topeka parade.

The Kansas Shrine Bowl Parade was rerouted Saturday morning after a paper bag was discovered inside a bin containing rental property ads.

Police Sgt. Byron Endsley says the person who found the neatly folded brown bag flagged down an officer. Authorities shut down a one-block area around the box while a bomb robot retrieved the package. Authorities suspect someone threw the trash in the rental property bin by mistake.

Endsley says it’s better to be safe than sorry.