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    Veteran Murders His Former Helpers in California

    A man reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder entered his Northern California treatment facility Friday, took hostages and killed three of them before taking his own life. The eight-hour siege ended just past 6 p.m., after police made extensive unsuccessful attempts to contact the gunman, then entered a barricaded room at Pathway Home in Yountville. They found the body of the hostage-taker, reportedly a veteran who’d recently been ejected from the facility, and his victims — the home’s executive director, a therapist and a federal Veterans Affairs psychologist. Local authorities are investigating.

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