Los Angeles - Pop star Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a day-long standoff and search at his Los Angeles home that began when a woman called 911 in the predawn hours, police said.
Brown, 27, denied any wrongdoing in posts on Instagram before he was taken into custody and said he had woken up to find police outside the property in the Tarzana neighbourhood in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
“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 at an impromptu media conference outside Brown's home.
Ramirez declined to elaborate on the charges against Brown, saying an investigation was still under way. Earlier TMZ.com and the Los Angeles Times reported that the singer had pointed a gun at the woman, who later left the property.
Police who responded to the 911 emergency call at around 3am spent hours surrounding the home before obtaining a search warrant and beginning a search of the sprawling premises in the early afternoon.