LAPD Searching Chris Brown’s Home After Hours-Long Standoff
After an hours-long standoff, Los Angeles police are searching the home of singer Chris Brown for a weapon he allegedly used to threaten a woman.
Police were called to Brown’s Southern California home by a woman who claimed the R&B singer had threatened her with a gun. She reportedly ran out of the house after the incident which is when she called the police.
When police arrived on the scene in San Fernando Valley they were told to get an arrest warrant. After obtaining an arrest warrant several hours later detectives with the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division started searching Brown’s home for a weapon.
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Police Lt. Chris Ramirez says about a half-dozen people were escorted out of the residence and will be interviewed.
Ramirez says nobody has been arrested, and everyone has been cooperative.
Throughout the ordeal, Brown was posting videos to his Instagram account. In one video, Brown said he was asleep and awoke to helicopters hovering above his home.
“Y’all are gonna stop playing me like I’m the villain out here, like I’m going crazy. I’m not,” he said in the video. “When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you can walk right up in here, and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots.”
In another video, he insinuated that the LAPD was targeting him.
“Every three months, y’all come up with something, bro. What is it? What’s going to be next?” he asked, adding, “At the same time, when I call police for stalker people…they don’t come until the next day.”
Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since his felony conviction in the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.