March 22, 2018

Reports Of Man With Gun, Body Armor At Yountville Veterans Home

10 March 2018, 01:17 | Marta Robbins

California veteran's home on lockdown after reports of active shooter

Reports Of Man With Gun, Body Armor At Yountville Veterans Home

A man who exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers is holding three people hostage inside the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, authorities said Friday afternoon. They said there were thankfully no injuries known as of 2 p.m. and that the public should stay away from the area.

Smith, a fundraiser for the nonprofit Pathway Home, was still inside the facility's dining hall and was not allowed to leave, he said.

California Highway Patrol and SWAT are on the scene. The staff is also monitoring the situation in Napa County so it can provide updates to residents and employees.

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The Napa County Sheriff's Department issued an alert to residents at 10.30am warning them to avoid the area. Thornton said her "heart just bleeds for the people that are being held hostage". "We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law enforcement and law enforcement will provide further official information when confirmed", said Dr. Vito Imbasciani, the CalVet Secretary, in a statement.

Chris Childs of the California Highway Patrol said a hotline will be set up for people to obtain information about relatives who live and work inside the home.

Police guard a roadblock near Salvadore Castro Middle School in Los Angeles, California on February 1, 2018, where two students were wounded, one critically, in a school shooting. It is located in Yountville, north of San Francisco.

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