UPDATE=> After 8 Hour Standoff – Three Hostages and Gunman Found Dead at Yountville Veterans Home
Shots were fired and three hostages were taken Friday at The Veterans Home in Yountville, California, the largest veterans home in the United States.
Fox KTVU reported:
Three people were taken as hostages and shots were fired at The Veterans Home of California in Yountville near the dining hall Friday morning, prompting a swarm of police activity.
KTVU’s Mark Ibanez arrived at the scene and was told by SWAT to stay behind something, “because this guy has an automatic weapon.”
Ibanez said there are about two dozen law enforcement vehicles from all over Napa County at the scene, which started about 10:30 a.m.
Linda La Rue Koch lives on the property. She told KTVU she is safe, and is currently on lockdown. An employee at the veterans home told her to close and lock her door. She posted on Facebook, “Please pray we have about 30 police here at the Vets Home there is a shooter here. We’re in lockdown in the MSC Building.” And the neighboring Vintners Golf Club has cleared the golf course of golfers due to the incident.
According to the report, 1,100 vets from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom live at the home.
Video via KTVU:
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A man dressed in all black armed with a military style rifle and wearing what looks like body armor took the hostages.
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UPDATE: The gunman and three hostages were found dead after an eight hour standoff on Friday night.