Trump: ‘Deeply saddened’ by deadly standoff at California veterans home
President Trump tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” after a standoff at a veterans home in California ended in the deaths of four people.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic situation in Yountville and mourn the loss of three incredible women who cared for our Veterans,” Trump tweeted Saturday.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic situation in Yountville and mourn the loss of three incredible women who cared for our Veterans.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
An hours-long standoff at the largest veterans home in the country ended on Friday night with four people dead, including the suspected gunman.
The three victims were identified as female mental health professionals, including two employees of a counseling service for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The suspect had held hostages at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, where a going-away party was being held for some departing employees.
The suspect, who authorities identified as Albert Wong, 36, was an ex-patient of the facility. He had exchanged gunfire with police before taking the women hostage, CNN reported.
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