Ky. standoff ends without fatalities

COVINGTON, Ky. — A military veteran who barricaded himself inside a northern Kentucky home for more than 19 hours surrendered Sunday, police said.

Covington police said Michael Vaughan started a fire at the home and then began shooting at police. He surrendered after being shot in the arm.

Police have not said what charges he will face as a result of the standoff.

Officers went to the home Saturday after receiving calls that Vaughan had been making distressing comments on Facebook. Vaughan had posted that he had no reason to live after his girlfriend left him.

When police arrived at the home, Vaughan was holed up inside with his three children, ages 15, 11, and 6.


After a long negotiation with authorities, Vaughan released the children Sunday morning.

Associated Press