R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested Tuesday after a woman claimed he threatened her with a gun, Los Angeles police said hours after officers arrived at the entertainer's Los Angeles mansion and returned with a search warrant.
"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). Brown will be formerly booked sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, police said.
The unidentified woman reported the early-morning incident to police, saying 27-year-old Brown pointed the gun at her before she left his gated estate in the wealthy Los Angeles enclave of Tarzana, law enforcement sources told NBC News.
The LAPD received a call at about 3 a.m. and sent several patrol cars to the home later Tuesday morning.
People were being removed from the residence and would be interviewed following a "protective sweep" of the home, Ramirez said earlier.
"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.
Brown, who has previously pleaded guilty to a felony assault, had refused to come out of his home and talk with officers. Sources earlier told NBC News that other witnesses have also been uncooperative.
The "Run It!" singer recorded a profanity-laced rant on his official Instagram account Tuesday morning, saying he was fed up with police at his home.
"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."
Ramirez said Brown was later cooperative with detectives. Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, did not immediately return calls for comment but was seen arriving at the home after noon.