The Shawnee Police Department received a call around 1:35 p.m. about a suspicious package found near a dumpster behind 117 E. Main St. Monday. Aug. 19.

According to Shawnee Police Department Cpl. Vivian Lozano, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad investigated and determined the device was non-threatening.

"It contained fireworks taped together with exposed wires. OHP transported the device for proper disposal," Lozano said.

Lozano and police remind the public to refrain from handling anything suspicious in nature should they come in contact with it.