Chris Brown was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, after he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun.
The singer was locked in a police standoff at his home in Los Angeles after a 911 call from a woman who told authorities Brown had threatened her. According to TMZ, police arrived at Brown’s house around 3 a.m. and remained outside for hours while waiting to obtain a search warrant.
When the warrant was granted, police entered the residence and evacuated a group of people who were inside the residence. The individuals were searched and questioned by police.
The singer reportedly threw a duffel bag containing at least one gun, other weapons and drugs out of his window while police were surrounding his home, TMZ reports.
During the standoff, one of Brown’s neighbors, TV and radio host Jillian Barberie, posted a video on Twitter in which helicopters are clearly audible. SWAT vehicles have also arrived at Brown’s residence.
Hours later, Brown was taken into police custody.
“He is being transported to robbery homicide, where he will be arrested for assault with a deadly weapon,” Lieutenant Chris Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department said at a press conference.
According to Reuters, Brown was released on $250,000 bail late Tuesday night.
SOURCE: BBC NEWS