Law enforcement and wildlife officials responded Saturday night to a report of a black bear wandering around downtown Solvang.
The animal was reported at about 9:30 p.m. in the alcove of a business on the 1600 block of Mission Drive, according to Raquel Zick, public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s deputies and state Fish & Wildlife officials were on the scene and monitoring the situation.
The bear reportedly was tranquilized, and was eventually going to be relocated, according to emergency radio traffic.
A shelter-in-place order was issued for residents living in the city’s downtown area, but was lifted at about 11:20 p.m..
Additional information was not immediately available.
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