Gunman Takes 3 Hostages at Largest US Veterans Home











A gunman took at least three people hostage at the largest veterans home in the United States on Friday.


Authorities said the incident led to a lockdown of the sprawling grounds in northern California.

Police evacuated the property of the Veterans Home of California after reports of a man with a gun at the facility in the small town of Yountville in Napa Valley.

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

The Napa Valley Register reported that a man wearing body armor and armed with an automatic weapon entered the home.

An armored police vehicle, ambulances and several fire trucks were at the scene.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Department issued an alert to residents at 10:30 a.m. warning them to avoid the area.

The state Veterans Affairs department says the home that opened in 1984 is the nation’s largest veterans home, with about 1,000 elderly and disabled residents.



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