Police at Chris Brown's home after woman calls for help
Officers have been sent to singer Chris Brown's Los Angeles home after a woman called police for assistance, according to authorities.
Police spokesman Chris Ramirez said that the call came early on Tuesday from outside the residence in the Tarzana neighbourhood of the city.
He did not say what assistance the woman needed, but said detectives hope to talk to Brown, the woman and any witnesses.
Officer Lyle Knight said that police are waiting for a judge to approve a search warrant for the home in the San Fernando Valley area.
Multiple police vehicles were parked at the scene.
According to reports he was holed up in the property worth nearly €4.5 million after he shouted “come and get me”and threw a bag containing guns, drugs and other weapons out the window.
The Grammy-winning singer has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement officials. He spent six years on probation after pleading guilty to attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Brown posted online videos declaring his innocence.
In one Instagram video the singer, waving a cigarette and looking at the camera, said if and when police get a search warrant, they will find nothing at the home.
He dismissed TV reports that he was barricaded inside.
According to one neighbour, who spoke to abc7, screams were heard in the early hours of the morning.
The man, known only as Isaac said: “It was about 3.30am in the morning I heard something...’help, help’ and screams.” He added that he live quite far from the property.
The R&B star is at the centre of a police investigation after an unnamed woman accused him of pulling a gun on her during a heated argument early on Tuesday
She reportedly ran outside in fear and called the cops, who responded to her cry for help.
Authorities have since surrounded Brown's home, awaiting word on the warrant.
According to TMZ.com, police retrieved a duffel bag allegedly thrown from a window and found weapons and drugs inside.
As the drama unfolds, Brown has released a series of video rants on Instagram, in which he denies any wrongdoing.
Police vehicles at the scene
In the first post, the 27-year-old said, "So I'm asleep half the damn night, I just wake up and all these motherf**king helicopter choppers are around, the police are at the gate. C'mon, my n**ga, what the f**k else do y'all want from me? I stay out of the way, take care of my daughter, do work..."
He went on to blast authorities for leaping into action over the threat accusation after previously failing to rush to his property when he reported fears about a stalker.
"At the same time, when I call the police for stalker people that are endangering my life, they don't come until the next day. When somebody makes a f**ked up allegation about me and oh yeah, the whole f**king swat team. My n**ga, I'm innocent. F**k everybody, I'm tired of hearing this s**t."
In another angry clip, Brown takes aim at reports alleging he has "barricaded" himself inside his home, and compares the cops to a "gang", urging them to stop treating him like a "villain" as he declares they will find "nothing" when they do obtain permission to raid his home.
Brown continues to slam the police in the third video, raging, "What I do care about is y'all defacing (sic) my name as a person and my character and integrity. I am a father. I am one of the best entertainers out here, without bragging and saying 'Woe is me, I don't get enough credit...' So at the end of the day, I'm tired of this s**t. I'm up at 7:30 in the morning talking this s**t. For something I didn't do. How would you feel? F**k this fame s**t... F**k y'all."