Bomb squad pulls suspicious package from SUV

Police say a suspicious package was not bomb.

Latest: Not an an explosive device

The Saskatoon police bomb robot gets up close with a suspicious package. (CBC)

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.

The street was re-opened by early evening.


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