Hostage situation at California veterans’ home ends in tragedy

Hostage situation at California veterans’ home ends in tragedy

The California Highway Patrol confirms a gunman and three women were found dead hours after he took them hostage inside a veterans home in California.

Chief Chris Childs says officers entered the room where the hostages were being held around 6 p.m. Friday.
He says they were all found dead inside a room in the veterans home.

Childs says a bomb-sniffing dog had alerted on the suspect’s car but no bombs were found in the vehicle. He says there is “no threat to public safety.”

A U.S. official had earlier confirmed the deaths to The Associated Press.