A bomb squad responded to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning for reports of an abandoned backpack.
The sheriff’s office says the bag was discovered at around 10:30 a.m. at sheriff’s headquarters on the 4400 block of Calle Real in the Santa Barbara area.
The bag was opened and determined to be personal items, officials say.
No one was evacuated and the scene was cleared about two hours later.
Last Thursday, the bomb squad was also called out to investigate a suspicious package at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. It was also determined to be personal items.
Bomb Squad responded to Sheriff’s Headquarters for a suspicious bag at around 10:30 today. No evacuations were necessary. The abandoned backpack was safely opened and found to be personal items. Scene was cleared by 12:30 and normal operations resumed. pic.twitter.com/DKrsSNy8sm— PIO Raquel Zick (@SBSOPIO) October 12, 2020