Vine Star Bryan Silva Arrested Following Police Standoff in Virginia
Aspiring rapper posted videos to the social network as police surrounded his residence Sunday
A Virginia man whose Vine videos have turned him into something of an online celebrity was arrested Sunday after an hours-long standoff with police.
Bryan Silva, an aspiring rapper with a social media following somewhere in the hundreds of thousands, was detained by Charlottesville, Virginia, police on abduction and weapons possession charges, according to a police statement.
The 25-year-old barricaded himself inside his home after officers arrived on Sunday, the statement says.
Police responded to Silva’s residence after a woman called 911 to report an alleged domestic disturbance inside the home, the statement alleges.
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The caller allegedly told police she d been threatened with a gun, according to police.
Silva continued posting profanity-laced videos to social media sites even as police surrounded his home.
One shows him dancing inside his home while taking swigs from a bottle of vodka.
When Silva refused to exit the home after nine hours, officers dispatched tear gas and moved in to make the arrest.
Silva remains at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on an unspecified amount of bail, court records show.
It was unclear Monday if Silva has an attorney.