Police responding to hostage situation at home for military veterans in California

Police responding to hostage situation at home for military veterans in California

He said authorities know the gunman's identify but are not releasing it yet.

California Highway Patrol and SWAT are on the scene.

Childs says the gun is a rifle, but he's not sure of the type.

The Veterans Home of California-Yountville is a community for veterans in the heart of Napa Valley. He didn't give a motive for the gunman's actions.

She was able to speak with him by phone, according to AP.

A woman who lives on the property tells KTVU she is safe, and is now on lockdown.

The Veterans Home of California opened in 1884 and is the oldest veterans home in the country. He said he did not know if the shooter was a veteran receiving treatment from the home. Pathway Home's program treats veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with post-traumatic stress disorder. She is in the home's dining hall and not allowed to leave.

Hostages taken as US Veterans home in California
Woman Killed In California Veteran Center Standoff Was Mass. Native

"There was an exchange of gunfire, fired by the suspect and our deputy", he said.

Law enforcement representing multiple agencies have are staging around the scene.

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

There are around 850 residents at the Veterans home. Police have not confirmed the report.

Residents at the Veterans Home in Yountville were ordered to shelter in place shortly before 2 p.m., according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office.

Earlier reports said the man was holding three people.

Robertson said about 70 students who were inside the Lincoln Theater, located on the grounds of the veterans home, have been evacuated and are safe.

NASA to take people's names to the sun
The spacecraft speed is so fast, at its closest approach it will be going at approximately 430,000 miles (692,000 km) per hour. This probe will journey to a region humanity has never explored before.