The Latonia suspect who engaged police in a standoff that stretched over 20 hours has been arrested.

Police say Michael Vaughan set fire to his house and then opened fire on police around 1p.m. Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

Vaughan sustained a gunshot wound to his arm, and then surrendered to officers.

Reports say Vaughan posted on his Facebook page that he had no reason to live after his girlfriend had left him.

SWAT Team negotiators were able to get Vaughan to release he three children around 8:30a.m. Sunday unharmed. The children are in the care of relatives.

Police have not said what charges Vaughan could face as a result of the police standoff.



(Covington, Ky.)--Three children have been released from a home, hours after man with a gun reportedly fired on police locking them into an overnight standoff.

SWAT Teams were called in around about 5 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 4300 block of Michigan Avenue in the Latonia neighborhood in Covington.

Police believe the man, is a decorated military veteran, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, who was reportedly posting information about the standoff on his Facebook page.

Several shots were heard coming from the house sometime last night, but so far no injuries have been reported. Power and gas were shut off in the surrounding area and police told neighbors to stay inside their homes and keep away from windows.

Three children were removed from the home around 8:30 a.m. Sunday the children range in age from 15, 11 and 5, and were all unharmed.

Police are in discussions with the suspect and say talks have been positive as they continue to urge him to surrender.