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Santa Barbara County bomb squad investigating suspicious package near juvenile hall

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
Bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package in the 4500-blk of Hollister. (@SBSOPIO on Twitter)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A suspicious package found along the road to Santa Barbara's juvenile hall is being investigated by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials.

In a tweet Tuesday morning, Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Raquel Zick posted photos of the "package" which appears to be a large container for olives.

The bomb squad is checking it out. No evacuation are needed along the 4500 block of Hollister Road, according to Zick.

At around 9:56 a.m., the container was found to be empty.

The scene was cleared and deemed safe.

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