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 hip-hop 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 (it’s since been deleted) in which helicopters are clearly audible. SWAT vehicles have also arrived at Brown’s residence.
Author Tariq Nasheed also heard the noise from his home nearby:
Brown posted a series of videos to his Instagram account from inside his house maintaining his innocence. The clips have since been deleted.
In one video, Brown brought attention to the Black Lives Matter movement, adding, “Fuck the police.”
“When you get the warrant, you gonna walk right up in here and you gonna see nothing,” he said. “Y’all the worst gang in the world — the police.”
Hours after posting the clips, 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.
The woman who called police is Baylee Curran, Miss California Regional 2016. She claimed to have partied with the singer in the past with no issues.
Curran told TMZ Brown pulled his gun out on her because she was admiring a piece of his friend’s jewelry. According to Curran, when she expressed her love for the jewelry, both Brown and his friend lost their cool. Brown reportedly told Curran to “get the fuck out” before pointing his gun at her, TMZ notes.
Curran also claimed that Brown’s people took her cell phone and wouldn’t let her take it back unless she signed a non-disclosure agreement. She refused and left with her friend.
According to Reuters, Brown was released on $250,000 bail late Tuesday night.
This post has been updated to note that Brown’s Instagram videos have been deleted, and therefore, removed from this post.