Tuesday 27 September 2016

Singer Chris Brown ends standoff with police at home after he's accused of pulling a gun on woman

Published 30/08/2016 | 20:29

Los Angeles Police patrol the entrance to the street of singer Chris Brown's home in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Police patrol the entrance to the street of singer Chris Brown's home in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles
Recording artist Chris Brown

US police say singer Chris Brown has come out of his Los Angeles home after officers responding to a woman's call for help served a search warrant.

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The development ended a stand-off that began hours earlier when the woman called from outside the home.

Police said she was not inside the home in the San Fernando Valley.

Lt Chris Ramirez said around half a dozen people were escorted out of the residence and will be interviewed later.

Nobody has been arrested in the wake of the incident, and everyone has been cooperative, police added.

Brown posted videos to social media declaring his innocence before his lawyer Mark Geragos arrived.

The singer has been in repeated legal trouble since his felony conviction in the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

"I don't care. Y'all gonna stop playing with me like I'm the villain out here, like I'm going crazy," he said in an Instagram video posted earlier on Tuesday, waving a cigarette and looking at the camera.

"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."

After several missteps, Brown completed his probation last year in the case involving Rihanna.

In 2013, Brown struck a man outside a Washington, DC, hotel and was charged with misdemeanor assault. The singer was ordered into rehab but was dismissed from the facility for violating its rules.

He spent two-and-a-half months in custody, with US marshals shuttling him between Los Angeles and the nation's capital for court hearings.

In another incident while in treatment, Brown was accused of throwing a brick at his mother's car following a counselling session.

It came after Brown had completed court-ordered anger management classes.

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