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Bomb squad investigates abandoned backpack outside Santa Barbara Co. Sheriff's headquarters

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 15:50:56-04

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.