Veterans home in US under lockdown following shootout

ANI | Updated: Mar 10, 2018 05:08 IST

California [USA], Mar. 10 (ANI): The Veterans Home of California in Yountville has been placed under lockdown after an armed man has taken three hostages during a shooting situation, which is still unfolding.

According to local media reports, FBI officials and a SWAT team have reached the spot to resolve the situation.

"Law enforcement is at the Yountville Veteran's Home right now following reports of gunfire. The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority," the veterans home said in a statement on Facebook.

"We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law enforcement. Further official information will be provided by law enforcement when it is confirmed."

A number of ambulances, firetrucks and an armoured police vehicle have also been seen at the property. (ANI)