The Ventura County Fire Department dispatched a hazardous materials response to a home in Santa Paula on Thursday evening in what turned out to be a false report.
The incident was first reported at 5:40 p.m. at 224 E. Main St. in the city of Santa Paula.
According to the initial report, one person in possession of an unknown substance was barricaded inside a residence.
Through an investigation by the Santa Paula Police Department, the incident was found to be a false report made by someone who was put on a mental health crisis hold, authorities said. Nobody was located inside the residence, nor were any unknown substances.
The incident was cleared by 7 p.m.
Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and public safety reporter covering the night shift for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing [email protected]. You can also find him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.
This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: False report prompts hazardous materials response to Santa Paula home
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