Armed Man Holding Hostages At Yountville Veterans Home.
YOUNTVILLE (CBS13) – The latest on an active shooter incident in Yountville:
A California Highway Patrol SWAT team is on the way to the scene of the hostage situation in Yountville.
Agents with San Francisco’s ATF division are also responding.
CBS San Francisco is reporting that
“We have an active shooter on the grounds, with at least three hostages,” Napa California Highway Patrol Officer Marc Renspurger told the station.
CalVet previously confirmed that law enforcement responded to the facility late Friday morning to investigate reports of gunfire.
Dozens of emergency vehicles have been seen racing to the scene.
Authorities are asking people to stay away from the Veterans Home in Yountville.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Office says there is police activity going on in the area. They wouldn’t go into specifics about what kind of incident is going on.
An official with the California Department of Veterans Affairs says law enforcement is at the Veterans Home to investigate reports of gunfire.
“The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority. 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.
According to the Napa Valley Register, police were called to the Veterans Home to investigate a report of a man with a gun. A shot was reportedly fired.
A large police presence is in the area.
The Yountville Veterans Home is said the largest veterans’ home in the country, according to its website. About 1,000 veterans from conflicts spanning from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom are said to call the facility home.