Chris Brown Arrested After 10-Hour Standoff With LAPD

Woman says he threatened her with a gun
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2016 12:53 AM CDT
Updated Aug 31, 2016 5:40 AM CDT
Chris Brown Arrested After 10-Hour Standoff With LAPD
Members of the media wait outside singer Chris Brown's house in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Chris Brown spent Tuesday in a standoff with the LAPD at his Tarzana home that ended with the singer being arrested, the LA Times reports. He has since been released on $250,000 bail. It all started when, a woman claims, Brown pointed a gun at her and she tried to escape his property. She eventually did flee, but one of his associates tried to get her to sign a nondisclosure agreement first, she says. She called police to the scene around 3am, and Brown wouldn't let them in; while they were outside, Brown posted videos to Instagram proclaiming his innocence. Sources tell TMZ he also allegedly threw a duffel bag containing two guns out a window.

The woman, Baylee Curran, tells the Times she was there with a friend and a business associate and that they were discussing future projects with the singer. At one point, she was admiring the jewelry a man was showcasing inside Brown's home, and "that’s when he told me to back away from the diamond necklace and started cussing me out and calling me names,” she says. “That’s when Chris pulled his gun and told me to ‘Get out,’ he said. ‘I’m sick of you girls, get the F out!’” Ultimately, detectives entered Brown's home around 1pm and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. (Click for more on Curran.)

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