Fresno Costco locked down momentarily following shooting threat to law enforcement

The Costco in northwest Fresno was briefly locked down Saturday afternoon after a shooting threat was made over the telephone.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office received a call shortly after 3 p.m. from a man who said he planned to go to the Costco near Brawley and Shaw avenues and shoot people.

Fresno Police soon after arrived at the store and swept the area.

Costco was locked down for roughly 15 minutes with customers allowed to exit the store but no new customers allowed to enter.

After finding no threat, Fresno Police informed Costco managers that they could operate as normal if they so chose to.

Fresno Police remained in the area to monitor activity in the parking lot.

It was the second straight day that local law enforcement received a threat of a mass shooting.

On Friday, Fresno Police fielded a call of a shooting threat at Clovis West High.

But after sweeping the campus, Fresno Police determined the call to be a hoax. No one was shot and the high school did not appear to be under any threat, police said.