SACRAMENTO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Authorities in California said an 11-year-old boy was unharmed after getting locked inside a gun safe at a Costco store.
Jim Doucette of the Sacramento City Fire Department said the door closed while the boy was playing in the safe Sunday and emergency responders were called when employees initially had trouble opening the safe, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, reported Monday.
"Our initial concern is that he was going to run out of air. So, our crews were ready to drill holes in the safe to give him some air," Doucette said.
However, Doucette said employees were able to open the door and the boy was freed unharmed.
Costco officials said they will either remove the safes from the floor or have them secured so children cannot climb inside.