Deadly Weapon

Chris Brown released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assault

LA police arrested Brown on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a 14-hour stand-off.

Updated 6.00pm

AN ATTORNEY FOR Chris Brown has announced that the singer has been released from custody after a woman alleged that he pointed a gun at her.

Police arrested Brown on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, after a 14 hour stand-off yesterday.

He was freed on $250,000 bail (almost €225,000) today at 11.19 pm local time, according to Los Angeles County jail records.

“Chris is out and well,” Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos tweeted a short time later.

The allegations against him are demonstrably false.

Chris Brown AP AP

The arrest, which occurred outside the view of several news helicopters that swirled overhead and throngs of camera crews gathered at the bottom of Brown’s hilltop estate, marked the conclusion of nearly 14-hour-long stand-off and investigation by police.

Los Angeles police spokesman Lieutenant Chris Ramirez said officers first responded to Brown’s property in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles around 3am local time. He did not identify the woman, elaborate on the assistance she needed or know if she was injured.

However, model Baylee Curran told the Los Angeles Times that Brown pointed a gun at her face. She said Brown and another man became angry with her when she admired the man’s diamond necklace. Curran said she and her friend ran outside as one of Brown’s associates gave chase and hid under a neighbor’s SUV.

The model also told TMZ that she has visited Brown’s home in the past and never encountered any trouble.

Brown later posted rambling messages on social media proclaiming his innocence and rebuffing reports that he barricaded himself in his “palace”.


“Y’all gonna stop playing with me like I’m the villain out here, like I’m going crazy,” he said in one Instagram video, 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.

Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, arrived at the house before police served a search warrant around 1pm. Geragos stayed on the property until about 5pm when Brown was transported for booking downtown.

Chris Brown AP AP

The stand-off and subsequent media attention provided a chaotic scene in the balmy and typically quiet neighbourhood of Tarzana as police closed off nearby streets and rerouted traffic.

Throughout the afternoon, several of Brown’s associates descended to the street below Brown’s estate.

Chris Brown AP AP

The incident is the latest in a series of missteps for Brown, who has been in repeated legal trouble since his felony conviction in the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, ahead of the Grammys. Last year, he completed his probation in that case.

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

Brown spent 2½ 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 counseling session. It came after Brown completed court-ordered anger management classes.

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