Monday, July 25th, 2016

Homes Evacuated for Potential Bomb Threat

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team investigated a potentially explosive military ordnance reported at around 3:30 p.m. yesterday on Copenhagen Drive in Solvang.  About 500 to 700 homes and businesses were evacuated. 

Shortly after midnight, the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and Vandenberg’s EOD team removed the military ordnance and said it was safe, allowing residents to return home. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.