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KYUSS LIVES!/Ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Bassist Arrested After Standoff

13 Jul

According to TMZ.com, former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE/KYUSS and current KYUSS LIVES! bassist Nick Oliveri got into an intense standoff with a S.W.A.T. team at his Hollywood home last night.

The police was called to the scene by Oliveri‘s neighbor who reported a “disturbance” between the bassist and his girlfriend. A two-hour standoff between a S.W.A.T. team and Nick ensued before Oliveri finally agreed to let his girlfriend exit the duplex.

Oliveri was taken into custody about 10:30 p.m. after Los Angeles police officers knocked down his front door.

Nick‘s girlfriend reportedly told police Oliveri hit her during an argument the day before and she had returned to collect her stuff so she could move out.

During a search of Nick‘s home on Hobart Boulevard, cops reportedly found a fully loaded high-powered rifle.

Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence. He has since been released after posting $100,000 bail.