[UPDATE 4:53 p.m.]: “The Police Department incident on Figueroa is complete,” according to a ReadySBC Alert sent at 4:49 p.m., and the shelter-in-place alert has been lifted.

[UPDATE 4:25 p.m.]: The Santa Barbara Police Department is in contact with the person with the knife in the 200 block of Figueroa Street, according a ReadySBC Alert sent at 4:18 p.m. The public is advised to remain clear of the immediate area.

[ORIGINAL STORY]: The Santa Barbara Police Department issued a ReadySBC Alert on Wednesday at 3:52 p.m. that police are looking for a person with knife last seen near the Santa Barbara Police Department headquarters on East Figueroa Street. They advise residents nearby to please shelter in place until they can provide an update.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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