WASHINGTON (AFP) – Los Angeles police have released singer Chris Brown from custody after arresting him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, jail records show.
He was arrested on Tuesday following an hours-long standoff after a woman alleged he pointed a gun at her, and freed on $250,000 bail at 11:19 pm local time (0619 GMT Wednesday), according to Los Angeles County jail records.
Prosecutors have not formally charged him.
“Chris is out and well,” Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos tweeted on Wednesday. “The allegations against him are demonstrably false,” he added.
The Los Angeles Police Department earlier said that officers from the homicide and robbery division, which deals with celebrity cases, headed to Brown’s palatial home after the woman called for help at 3:11 am.
Brown, 27, took to social media to deny any wrongdoing, daring police to get a search warrant to enter his home in a series of videos posted on Instagram.
After the lengthy standoff, police by early afternoon had obtained a search warrant and entered the singer’s home.
Baylee Curran, who was crowned Miss California Regional in a beauty pageant this year, identified herself as the caller as she also took to Instagram.
She also spoke to the Los Angeles Times, saying she and a friend went into a hot tub at Brown’s house and that the singer became angry when she admired the jewelry of a member of his entourage.
She said she fled in fear, then refused to sign a nondisclosure agreement before she escaped from Brown’s house.
The gossip website TMZ reported that Brown had thrown a duffel bag out of a window and that police had recovered a gun as well as drugs.
Police have not confirmed the report.
The R&B singer, who topped the US singles chart with “Run It!” and “Kiss Kiss,” has had years of run-ins with the law.
Most notoriously, he was convicted of beating then-girlfriend Rihanna before the 2009 Grammy Awards, forcing the pop singer to miss the music industry’s annual gala.
He is set to be arraigned in court on September 20.