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Gunman Takes Hostages At California Veterans Home

Gunman Takes Hostages At California Veterans Home

The Veterans Home of California in Yountville confirmed that three hostages are being held and that the situation is active.

The report came in at 10:20, prompting dozens law enforcement officers from multiple agencies to set up a perimeter at the Veterans Home until the situation could be clarified. The witnesses husband said the women were having a staff meeting, a celebration for employees that were leaving the facility, and the gunman entered as "calm as can be".

There are around 850 residents at the Veterans home.

At a brief news conference, patrol spokesman Sgt. Robert Nacke said he knew of no injuries.

The home has been in contact the California Highway Patrol, which provides public safety help because the home is a state facility, Cusator said.

Authorities said they could not immediately say if anyone was injured.

Yountville is a town of about 3,000 residents in the north San Francisco Bay area.

A gunman dressed in black and wearing body armor stormed into the veterans home with an automatic weapon, according to the Napa Valley Register. The lockdown is in the Pathway home, which serves veterans who have PTSD who are working to transition back into society, according to KGO. He said he did not know if the shooter was a veteran receiving treatment from the home.

The home, which houses around 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, has been put into lockdown as authorities surround the property.


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