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Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault

In a video posted by Brown on Instagram before being taken into custody, he denied any wrongdoing. Photograph: (Getty)

WION Los Angeles, CA, United States Aug 31, 2016, 01.32 AM (IST)
Singer Chris Brown has been arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was arrested after hours of standoff and search of his LA home.

Police authorities arrived at the site when a woman called 911 for help. The said woman reportedly made the call at 3:00 am in the morning.

Police who responded to the 911 emergency call spent hours surrounding the singer’s home before obtaining a search warrant and beginning a search of the premises in the early afternoon.

"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 told reporters.

Ramirez declined to elaborate on the charges against Brown, saying that the investigation was still under way. 

Earlier TMZ.com and the Los Angeles Times reported that the R&Bsinger had pointed a gun at the woman.

In a video posted by Brown on Instagram before being taken into custody, he denied any wrongdoing.

"I don't sleep half the damn night I just wake up to all these ... helicopters, choppers is around, police out there at the gate," Brown said on Instagram.

"I don't care y'all going to stay playing with me like I'm the villain out here, like I'm going crazy ... 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 added.
 
In 2009, he was arrested  for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna. He pleaded guilty to felony assault and was sentenced to five years' probation, a year-long domestic violence class and six months of community labour. He completed that probation in Los Angeles County early last year.

(WION with inputs from agencies)
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