Active shooter takes hostages at nation’s largest veterans home

An active shooter has taken hostages at a veterans home in California, according to reports. 

An active shooter has taken hostages at a veterans home in Yountville, California, according to reports.

The California Highway Patrol confirmed that an “active shooter hostage situation” is taking place at Yountville Veterans Home in Yountville, California.

“CHP has brought in a significant amount of resources in an effort to end the active shooter hostage situation at Yountville Veterans Home of California. We will conduct a press conference at 2PM,” the law enforcement agency tweeted this afternoon.

CHP has brought in a significant amount of resources in an effort to end the active shooter hostage situation at Yountville Veterans Home of California. We will conduct s press conference at 2PM. pic.twitter.com/HPU5K68gfo

— CHP Golden Gate (@CHP_GoldenGate) March 9, 2018

California Highway Patrol said they were working with the Napa Valley Sheriff’s Office to “establish a perimeter and clear buildings.” The agency said “aerial resources” were also at the scene.

“CHP is actively working with our allied agencies in the Bay Area seeking safe resolution for all involved at this hostage situation,” the department wrote on Facebook.

Sgt. Robert Nacke said he did not know of any injuries, according to CNN.

The Yountville Veterans Home houses approximately 1,000 aged or disabled veterans from World War II, the Vietnam War, the wars in Iraq, and others, according to its website. The home was founded in 1884.

The website says it is the largest veterans home in the United States.

Check back for more on this developing story. 

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