Gunman takes 3 people hostage at California veterans home

Gunman takes 3 people hostage at California veterans home

Gunman takes 3 people hostage at California veterans home

He spoke to her by phone.

The Napa Valley Register reports that the suspect is thought to be a 36-year-old man, dressed in all black and sporting body armor, who had been enrolled in The Pathway Home, a program for emotionally traumatized military veterans.

California Highway Patrol Sergeant Robert Nacke told reporters he knew of no injuries.

Kamer says his wife is now inside the home's dining hall and is not allowed to leave.

The gate at the California Avenue home is closed, restricting access to the 300-bed long-term care facility, said Julie Cusator, public information officer.

Yountville is a town of about 3,000 residents in the north San Francisco Bay area. Although no casualties have yet been reported by law enforcement, Napa County Fire Captain Chase Beckham revealed that a hostage situation is unfolding, and the gunman has barricaded himself within the center. An armoured police vehicle, ambulances and several fire trucks were at the scene. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has also dispatched a SWAT team to the scene.

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He tells KTVU-TV the property of the large veterans home was evacuated after a man with a gun was reported on the grounds.

One of the largest veterans' homes in the country was on lockdown Friday afternoon after reports of shots fired and a hostage situation.

Fransen said authorities were working to establish a secure perimeter around the facility.

Police said at least 15 to 20 shots were fired in Building G, starting about 10:30 a.m.

The sheriff's department asked people to avoid the area.

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