Pop star Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a daylong standoff at his home.
Police said that the standoff began with a 911 call from a woman.
Before Brown was taken into custody, he denied any wrongdoing in posts on Instagram and said he had woken up to find police outside the property in his neighborhood in Los Angeles.
“He is being transported to robbery homicide, where he will be arrested for assault with a deadly weapon,” Chris Ramirez, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Lieutenant told reporters at a media conference.
However, online county records said that Brown was released on 250,000 dollars bail late on Tuesday night.
Ramirez declined to elaborate on the charges against Brown, saying an investigation was still under way.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the singer pointed a gun at a woman it identified as Baylee Curran.
Curran told the newspaper that Brown threatened her when she was admiring diamond jewelry and told her and a friend to leave the house.
Police who responded to the 911 emergency call at about 3 a.m. spent hours surrounding the building before beginning a search of the premises.
During the search, Thirty Mile Zone (TMZ) a celebrity news site posted a photo of Brown standing on the front porch with a police officer and his attorney, Mark Geragos.
“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.
“What I do care about is you are defacing my name and my character and integrity,” he said, saying he had done nothing wrong and criticizing police actions.
“I don’t care if you all are going to stay playing with me like I am the villain out here, like I am going crazy.
“Good luck when you get the warrant or whatever you need to do. You are going to walk right up in here and you are going to see nothing,’’ Brown said in a video he posted on Instagram.
In 2009, Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna, and in 2015 finished a lengthy term of probation, community service and domestic violence classes.