COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A military veteran who barricaded himself inside a northern Kentucky home for more than 19 hours set fire to the home and exchanged gunfire with officers before surrendering, police said Sunday.
Covington police told WCPO-TV (http://bit.ly/195Wzx9) that Michael Vaughan started the fire around 1 p.m. and then begin shooting at police. He surrendered after being shot in the arm.
Vaughan was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. Covington Police Chief Spike Jones said Vaughan suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Police have not said what charges he will face as a result of the standoff.
Officers went to the home around 5 p.m. Saturday after police received calls that Vaughan had been making distressing comments on Facebook. Vaughan 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 eventually released the children Sunday morning.
Police said the children have been put in the care of other family members.
The standoff was in Latonia, about 10 miles south of Cincinnati.