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Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon: LAPD

LOS ANGELES — Singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Los Angeles Police.

Police Lt. Chris Ramirez says Brown was arrested Tuesday and was being taken to downtown Los Angeles for booking.

The arrest came after a lengthy search of Brown's home.

Brown says in video posts on Instagram that he's innocent and rebutted reports that he had barricaded himself in his home.

Baylee Curran told the Los Angeles Times that Brown pointed a gun at her face in his home early Tuesday. She says another man at his home and Brown became angry with her when she admired the man's diamond necklace.

Curran hasn't responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press.

Brown has a history of abuse involving women.

He was put on probation in 2009 after pleading guilty to attacking singer Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.