Man arrested after Boone County police standoff

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - An attempt by police to ask someone a question about marijuana turned into a police standoff Thursday afternoon.

Police had found or heard of pot growing on a property on East Bend Road near Waterloo Road. This is in far western Boone County, in an area on the hills above the Ohio River.

When police arrived at the home in question, a woman came to the door saying there was a man was in the house threatening his own life. East Bend Road was immediately shut down as the deputies called for help.

That man has been identified as Brian Marrone, 36.

After a while, Marrone surrendered, apparently without hurting himself. Deputies then took him to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence and started opening the road.

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