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Gunman takes 3 hostages at veterans home in Yountville, Calif., sheriff says

Gunman takes 3 hostages at veterans home in Yountville, Calif., sheriff says”

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

There are unconfirmed reports that up to 30 shots have been fired.

While the U.S.is still reeling from the Stoneman Douglas High Shool massacre in Florida, a precarious situation is unfolding at a Veterans' Home in Yountville, California.

The man held other people hostage but released them, Robertson said.

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California Highway Patrol and SWAT are on the scene.

Yountville is a town of about 3,000 residents in the north San Francisco Bay area.

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. He said he did not know if the shooter was a veteran receiving treatment from the home.

Camera IconPolice stand outside a veterans home in California.

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It goes without saying, the most important outcome is that all parties involved can get help and safety during this time. On March 10, 2017, Smith was again detained by SFPD when he was a passenger in a vehicle that ran into a police cruiser.

California Highway Patrol team confirmed on Twitter that officials in the area are aware of the situation at Yountville Veterans Home.

The sheriff's department did not immediately respond to a telephone call from The Associated Press.

Events manager Elizabeth Naylor, who was working about 10 miles north of the veterans' home, said she heard waves of emergency sirens.

The facility is the largest veterans home in the United States, housing more than 1,000 male and female veterans, according to the state Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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