Pop star Chris Brown arrested at LA home after daylong standoff

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Chris Brown Arrested on Suspicion of Assault With a Deadly Weapon: LAPD

LOS ANGELES, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Pop star Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a daylong 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 neighborhood 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 3 a.m. spent hours surrounding the home before obtaining a search warrant and beginning a search of the sprawling premises in the early afternoon.

During that search, TMZ posted a photo of Brown standing on the front porch with a police officer and his attorney, Mark Geragos. Geragos could not be reached by Reuters for comment.

"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," Brown said in a video he posted on Instagram as police were stationed outside his house.

"What I do care about is you are defacing my name and my character and integrity," he added, saying he had done nothing wrong and criticizing police actions.

"I don't care y'all going to stay playing with me like I'm the villain out here, like I'm going crazy ... good luck when you get the warrant or whatever you need to do. You're going to walk right up in here and you're going to see nothing you idiots," he added.

In 2009, Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna, and in 2015 finished a lengthy term of probation, community service and domestic violence classes. (Additional reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bill Rigby and Peter Cooney)

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Trey Songz and Chris Brown attend the Trey Songz event at Liberty Theater on February 21, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - February 22, 2015 - Chris Brown performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Between The Sheets Tour with Trey Songz. Brown's latest album, Fan of a Fan: The Album, a collaboration with rapper Tyga, hits stores on Tuesday. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - February 22, 2015 - Chris Brown performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Between The Sheets Tour with Trey Songz. Brown's latest album, Fan of a Fan: The Album, a collaboration with rapper Tyga, hits stores on Tuesday. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Chris Brown (R) and Karrueche Tran are seen during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran, and Chris Brown attend the Michael Costello fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Chris Brown attends the Michael Costello fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Chris Brown arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Chris Brown attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Singer Rihanna (L) and rapper Chris Brown attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Rapper Chris Brown (L) and singer Rihanna attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singers Chris Brown (L) and August Alsina pose backstage at the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown attends the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Singer Chris Brown attends the Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Singers Justin Bieber (L) and Chris Brown attend the Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 9: R&B singer Chris Brown (L) appears in court for a probation violation hearing with his attorney Mark Geragos (R) in Los Angeles Court on May 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Chris Brown was sentenced to an additional year in jail, serving another 131 days after credit for days already served. (Photo by Paul Buck-Pool/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Singer Chris Brown (R) and comedian Kevin Hart attend the 1st Annual Xmas Toy Drive hosted by Chris Brown and Brooklyn Projects on December 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Singer Chris Brown attends the 1st Annual Xmas Toy Drive hosted by himself and Brooklyn Projects on December 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Hip-hop singer/rapper August Alsina attends the Chris Brown Event during Howard University Homecoming 2013 at The Park at Fourteenth on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 25: Chris Brown performs at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Friday October 25, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Chris Brown performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Chris Brown performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during Calibash 2013 at Staples Center on September 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Chris Brown and Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: R&B singer Chris Brown leaves the Criminal Court on November 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Karrueche Tran (L) and Chris Brown attends the Michael Costello fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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(Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Leslie Adler, Cynthia Osterman and Bill Rigby)

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