Los Angeles police: Singer Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon
LOS ANGELES — Police say singer Chris Brown has been charged with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
The arrest comes after he peacefully ended an hours-long standoff at his Los Angeles home after officers responded to a woman’s call for help served a search warrant.
The standoff began hours earlier Tuesday when the woman called from outside the home saying Brown was threatening her with a gun. Police said she was not inside the home in the San Fernando Valley.
On Tuesday afternoon Baylee Curran spoke exclusively to TMZ Live, and said Brown asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement after he threatened her. Curran said she refused to sign the waiver and left Brown’s home shortly after the alleged incident, TMZ reported.
Brown posted videos to social media declaring his innocence before his lawyer Mark Geragos arrived.
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“Good luck. When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots,” he said in one video. “I’m tired of … dealing with y’all.”
“At the same time,” Brown added, “when I call the police for stalker people that are endangering my life, they don’t come until the next day. Then somebody make a f***ed up allegation about me, and oh yeah the whole f***ing SWAT team.”
Brown was put on probation for five years in 2009 after pleading guilty to one count of felony assault over an attack on then girlfriend Rihanna. He was jailed for almost three months in 2014 after violating his probation.