Suspicious Box Deemed Safe

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Suspicious Box Deemed Safe
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The "suspicious" box (Photos by an edhat reader)

Update by edhat staff
5:30 p.m., April 24, 2018

The suspicious box in downtown Santa Barbara has been deemed safe after its owner returned and the bomb squad investigated.

Roger the Scanner Guy reported the discovery after 1:00 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Anapamu between the former Orfalea Foundation Center and La Torre building.

John Palminteri of KEYT News reported the owner of the box returned to the scene after 3:00 p.m. and confirmed the contents of the box just included straps and tie downs.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
1:07 p.m., April 24, 2018

A metal box in the 100 Block of West Anapamu, SBPD is on the scene.

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Noletagirl Apr 24, 2018 02:58 PM
Suspicious Box Deemed Safe

UPDATE: All is clear. Tools were in the box. A construction worker forgot it when packing up earlier in the day.

Lucky 777 Apr 24, 2018 02:12 PM
Suspicious Box Deemed Safe

I just learned from a memoir about river rafting that boxes like that are used as latrines, and called "groovers." Because all human waste must be packed out of the river and they can be sealed up tight, and because sitting on one to defecate leaves, well, grooves on your butt cheeks. Now you know.

Noletagirl Apr 24, 2018 01:33 PM
Suspicious Box Deemed Safe

Actually, the box was left on the ground floor outside the building.

Noletagirl Apr 24, 2018 01:30 PM
Suspicious Box Deemed Safe

Abandoned ammunition box outside of an office at 104 W. Anapamu. Believe it is on the second floor. Office has been evacuated while police investigate.

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