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The California Highway Patrol said in a tweet that one of its SWAT teams was en route to the Yountville Veterans Home and that other officers and aerial resources were on the scene. He spoke to her by phone.

The Napa Valley Register reported the man was wearing body armour and reportedly armed with an automatic weapon.

The Veterans Home of California Yountville is on lockdown Friday after reports of an active shooter who is holding 3 people hostage.

The gate at the California Avenue home is closed, restricting access to the 300-bed long-term care facility, said Julie Cusator, public information officer.

Yountville is about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.

There were no reported injuries, a Napa County Fire spokesman said.

An armored police vehicle, ambulances and several firetrucks could be seen at the scene.

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Mr Fransen said authorities were working to establish a secure perimeter around the facility, which is home to about 1,000 residents.

An official with the California Department of Veterans Affairs says law enforcement is at the Veterans Home to investigate reports of gunfire.

The Pathway Home is a privately run program on the veteran home's grounds, in the wealthy Napa Valley town of Yountville.

The sheriff's department asked people to avoid the area.

The sheriff's department did not immediately respond to a telephone call from The Associated Press.

According to CNN, the veterans home is the largest in the country and is home to some 1000 elderly and disable residents.

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