A bomb squad investigated a “suspicious package” found near 781 Embarcadero Del Mar in Isla Vista on Friday afternoon, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers reported at the scene.
Police received reports of the package near an electrical box at 2:46 p.m. on Friday, said CHP Officer Jon Gutierrez. Responders from the Santa Barbara Fire Department, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol were called to the scene at around 4 p.m.
Police blocked off access to the area surrounding the 700 block of Embarcadero del Mar, including parts of El Greco Road and Cervantes Road.
The area was cleared at approximately 4:30 p.m. after police assessed the situation and did not find any threat, according to Gutierrez.
Updated 5:30 p.m.