A man exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers before taking three people hostage inside the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, authorities said Friday afternoon.
The hostages are employees of The Pathway Home, a counseling service for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and not residents of the facility north of San Francisco, Napa County Sheriff John Robertson said at a news conference.
Negotiating teams are trying to contact the gunman, who is believed to be armed with a rifle, he said . . .
The man held other people hostage but released them, Robertson said. He said authorities know the gunman’s [identity] but are not releasing it yet. He didn’t give a motive for the gunman’s actions. (Read more from “Gunman Takes Hostages at California Veterans Home” HERE)