UPDATE (11:58 AM): As of 11:58 AM, Monroe Police have determined that the suspicious package that was found on Desiard Street is safe. According to authorities, the contents of the package were determined to be non-explosive material.

The area is safe for the public to return.

MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Officers of the Monroe Police Department have reported that they are investigating a suspicious package at 220 Desiard Street. Police are asking the public to avoid this area until further notice.

KTVE/KARD will keep you updated as more information is revealed.