Yountville Veterans Home cleared after report of armed woman

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YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (KRON) — Police were searching for a woman who was reportedly seen with a shotgun at Yountville Veterans Home on Tuesday morning.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said the scene is clear of police activity just before noon, but did not give an update on if they found the woman.

California Highway Patrol – Golden Gate said earlier that no one reported shots fired or injuries. They are expected to share another update around 12:30.

As of 10:30 a.m., there doesn’t appear to be an immediate threat.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office had shut the area down around 8:20 a.m.

A person who works at Hotel Yountville said there were a lot of police and a helicopter flying overhead.

A woman at the scene told KRON4 that she had been texting with her daughter who is hiding in a closet inside the veterans home.

CalVet HQ has told KRON4 that they sent a representative to the area. It is the largest veterans home in the United States.

“Some 1,000 aged or disabled veterans (both men and women) or World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom now live at the home,” the CalVet website says.

The Yountville Veterans Home was the scene of a tragic shooting just four years ago: A gunman and his three hostages were found dead.

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