UPDATE (12 p.m.) - Sheriff's officials say the barrel was determined to be empty and no threat to public safety.
Container was empty- scene is safe and units are clearing. pic.twitter.com/Th4LAeDI4s— PIO Raquel Zick (@SBSOPIO) January 12, 2021
(9:35 a.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has called in the bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package found in the 4500 block of Hollister Ave. in Santa Barbara.
The package, which appears to be an olive barrel, was found Tuesday morning along the road leading to the county juvenile hall.
The barrel reads, "100% Greek Origin Pitted Kalamata Olives."
No evacuations have been ordered.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.