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UPDATE: Shelter-in-place alert lifted in Orcutt area

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 02:01:05-04

UPDATE (10:54 p.m.) - A shelter-in-place alert for parts of Orcutt has been lifted.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office canceled the alert around 10:50 p.m. Thursday and law enforcement could be seen leaving the area around the same time.

Authorities throughout the night were fairly tight-lipped about the situation, but did tell KSBY the incident stemmed from a mental health call, adding there is no threat to the community.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has issued a shelter-in-place for parts of Orcutt.

The alert was sent out around 8 p.m. Thursday night for the area of Foxenwood Drive and Oldmill Lane, which is located south of the Santa Maria Airport.

Their sheriff’s office says there is law enforcement activity in the area and they are urging people to stay indoors.

An armored vehicle arrived on scene just before 9:30 p.m.

No other information on exactly what prompted the alert is being released at this time as the sheriff's office says the situation is still unfolding.

KSBY is monitoring this developing story and will have live updates on KSBY News at 10 and 11 p.m. and on as information becomes available.