*sigh* I’m already exhausted. *rubs temple*
Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a woman by the name of Baylee Curran claimed he threatened her with a gun at the singer’s Tarzana, CA home. The singer was then involved in a nine-hour standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department.
LAPD police officer Tony Im tells PEOPLE that officers responded to a radio call of a female screaming at 3:11 a.m. “It is an ongoing investigation, so we are waiting for details to come in,” says Im, who adds the caller was “somebody screaming and asking for help.”
Curran said she and a friend had gone to Browns home with a business associate, who was invited by the musician. She wanted to talk to Brown about future projects, she said. When she went inside, a handful of people was milling about and chatting, Curran said. Curran said she eventually went to Browns backyard to get some fresh air. Her confrontation with the musician erupted soon after she walked back into the house, she said. A man was showcasing diamond bracelets, necklaces and watches inside the home, she said. Curran said she began to admire a diamond cross necklace. I dont know if it was Chris friend or how he was related, but thats when he told me to back away from the diamond necklace and started cussing me out and calling me names, she said. Thats when Chris pulled his gun and told me to Get out. He said Im sick of you girls, get the F out! Curran said she ran outside with her friend when Brown pointed the gun at her face. But she was forced to wait by the homes front gate until Browns associates retrieved her phone which she had to hand over as a condition of going inside the home, she said. When an associate arrived with Currans phone, he said hed only give it back to her if she signed a non-disclosure agreement, she said. Curran said she refused, snatched her phone from the mans hand and ran away. The man ran to a Jeep to give chase, but Curran and her friend made it to a neighbors property and hid under an SUV parked outside when the Jeep drove by, Curran said. Browns neighbor called police.
“Mr. Brown is going to be transported where he will be arrested for ADW assault with a deadly weapon,” LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez told reporters at around 5 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET). “The investigation is still ongoing, the search warrant is s still being conducted and evidence is still being collected,” Ramirez said Tuesday afternoon. Ramirez said he couldn’t comment on whether any weapons were found at the home because the search was ongoing.
During the incident, Brown took to Instagram to proclaim his innocence saying, “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.”