Senator: Yountville gunman has PTSD, was asked to leave veterans program

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- Three helicopters flew in to assist with the active shooter and hostage situation at a Yountville veterans home Friday afternoon. Officials gave some information, but much is still unknown about the dangerous events happening inside.

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ABC7 News spoke with California State Senator Bill Dodd, who said the suspect is a veteran who served in the Middle East and has PTSD. Dodd said the man was asked to leave the hard-to-get-into veterans program earlier in the week.

FULL VIDEO: Official update on Yountville hostage situation at veterans home

ABC7 News' Wayne Freedman has a report from on the ground near the Yountville veterans facility where the situation continues to unfold.

Watch the video in the player above for the full story.

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