Police say this morning that a suspicious package pulled from an SUV in the downtown on Sunday was not a bomb.

"We're not sure what it is, but it's not an explosive device," said Staff Sergeant Cam Dreaver.

Police barricaded a stretch of 4th Avenue North when someone spotted a suspicious package inside an SUV parked near a disposal bin on the street.

Police also diverted traffic away from the area.

Officers used the bomb robot to get the SUV's door open and seize the package. It was then taken to a safe place and disposed of. The investigation continues.

Bomb scare on 4th Avenue

Police closed off a section of 4th Avenue North. (CBC)

The street was re-opened by early evening.