Chris Brown arrested after long standoff at pop star's LA home

WATCH ABOVE: R & B star Chris Brown faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon. The charges come after a surreal daylong standoff with police outside his home in Los Angeles yesterday. Hena Daniels reports.

UPDATE 8:06 PM: After a long standoff followed by a search of his home, pop star Chris Brown has been arrested.

“He is going to transported downtown where he will be booked with assault with a deadly weapon,” Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez told reporters.

Ramirez also said “the investigation is still ongoing” so he was unable to provide more details.

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A woman made a call to police for help at around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police said the woman was not inside the hilltop estate in the San Fernando Valley. Ramirez did not identify the woman or elaborate on the assistance she needed. He did not know if she was injured.

Ramirez also said Brown had been co-operative with police.

UPDATE 4:30 PM: Chris Brown exited his home in Los Angeles after police officer’s served a search warrant putting an end to an hourslong standoff.

Police Lt. Chris Ramirez told the Associated Press several people exited the home along with Brown and everyone has been co-operative.

UPDATE 4:15 PM: Baylee Curran, a beauty pageant contestant who holds the title of 2016 Miss California Regional, went on TMZ Live and explained that she was admiring a piece of jewelry when Brown, 27, allegedly pulled a gun on her.

After that, “his people demanded she sign a non-disclosure agreement.” Curran also said she has partied with Brown before and he was always nice to her but during this incident, he seemed to be “out of it” on “drugs or alcohol.”

Curran reportedly wasn’t allowed to leave until she signed it, which she refused to do. She and her friend then left.

Curran recently made a video and posted it to social media asking, “If somebody put a gun to your head, what would you do?”


ORIGINAL STORY: Chris Brown is reportedly under investigation for threatening a woman with a gun.

Authorities say officers responded to a call from a woman seeking assistance early Tuesday morning, an LAPD public information officer told Billboard.

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Police Lt. Chris Ramirez told reporters that the call came early Tuesday from outside the residence in the Tarzana, Calif. neighbourhood. Ramirez didn’t say what assistance the woman needed, but he says detectives hope to talk to Brown, the woman, and any witnesses.

Officer Lyle Knight told The Associated Press that police are waiting for a judge to approve a search warrant for the home in the San Fernando Valley area.

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According to a report from TMZ, the singer allegedly threatened an unnamed woman — who was apparently part of a group of uninvited guests — with a gun in his home, where several friends, including singer Ray J, were said to have gathered.

Brown, just after 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, posted a rant to Instagram, claiming that he was asleep and woken up by police helicopters. He also said he has been busy working and taking care of his daughter.

Watch the rant, below. WARNING: Explicit language


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By 9 a.m. Tuesday, Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, as well as an LAPD tactical warrant support unit, were on their way to Brown’s home, according to the LA Times.

Some of Brown’s neighbours have taken to Twitter to speak about the chaos going on in their neighbourhood.

Jillian Barberie took to Twitter for everyone to hear “the sound of being @ChrisBrown’s neighbour.”

Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young posted a video to social media, telling Brown that “he got to move and get away from here. You’re making the block hot buddy!”

Singer Ray J, who was reportedly inside the house during the time of the alleged incident, posted a video on Instagram, encouraging Brown to “stay positive.”


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The Grammy-winning singer has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement. He spent five years on formal probation after pleading guilty to attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

He completed roughly 1, 000 hours of community service and was ordered to attend domestic-violence classes.

Prior incidents at the home include a home-invasion robbery and multiple complaints about Brown and his friends riding all-terrain vehicles loudly up and down the street.

Brown also faces charges in connection with driving without a licence and an alleged hit-and-run. In May 2014, he admitted to violating his probation after committing an assault outside of a Washington hotel.

This story is developing… we will update as information becomes available.

With files from The Associated Press

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