CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A social media celebrity is in police custody after barricading himself inside a Charlottesville home Sunday morning.
Bryan Silva, who amassed hundreds of thousands of followers for making gun noises on the video sharing site Vine, is now behind bars after a stand-off that lasted more than three hours.
Police and tactical team activity turned the typically quiet Charlottesville neighborhood upside down Sunday, WVIR reported.
"Fortunately, by the grace of God this ended peacefully," Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said.
Th incident happened at a home in the 2500 block of Jefferson Park Avenue after officers said Silva's 17-year-old girlfriend said he was holding her against her will and had threatened her with a gun.
"We got a call here this morning, shortly after 6 o'clock, for a disturbance,” Longo said. “It was a domestic disturbance. A female said she was threatened with a firearm."
Police said the 25-year-old then refused to come out of the house and barricaded himself inside when officers arrived with warrants for abduction and possession of a firearm.
"We dispatched our tactical team and crisis negotiation team to this location," Longo said.
The situation created quite a commotion as police blocked off streets around the home, which is not far from a church.
"Well, obviously it's a tactical situation we have a pretty large perimeter set up,” Longo said. “It's a residential community a beautiful day, there were a number of churches that were letting out."
After police launched chemical irritant into the house around 3 p.m., Silva emerged handcuffed with his pants around his knees.
Silva is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing Monday.