Police lock down San Jose Costco over reported bomb threat, determine it was a hoax

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

FILE — San Jose Police Department badge, photographed in 2015. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)

Shoppers out loading up on groceries Saturday afternoon at the Great Oaks Costco in South San Jose were put on lockdown for 15 minutes as police responded to a report of a bomb threat there, the San Jose Police Department said.

Police received the threat around 1:44 p.m., and shut down the warehouse store, locking shoppers inside and advising people outside to stay in their cars as they checked out the area and surrounding businesses.

Officers ultimately determined the call to be a hoax, the department said. Officers stayed in the area afterwards to ensure that no emergency was taking place.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.