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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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