Part of Ward Parkway closes on Saturday due to suspicious package investigation

(Caroline Sweeney/KCTV)

Ward Parkway closed in both directions between Central Street and Main Street on Saturday due to a suspicious package the authorities were investigating.

The closure included both sides of Ward Parkway, both north and south of Brush Creek.

Around 1 p.m., the road was closed, foot and vehicle traffic had been evacuated, and ATF had arrived to investigate.

According to police, the bomb and arson squad ultimately detonated the package.

"Preliminary investigation of the remnants does not show it to be an explosive device or hazardous material," the police said.

Update from police: "It appeared to contain clothing and possibly a sleeping bag."

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