X-member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE in stand off w/ SWAT in Hollywood!
Former QOTSA member holds SWAT team off from Hollywood home.
Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy — S.W.A.T. Standoff
7/13/2011 6:28 AM PDT by TMZ Staff
A former member of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age got into an intense standoff with a S.W.A.T. team at his L.A. home last night … where cops found a high-powered LOADED rifle.
TMZ has learned … cops were called to the home of 39-year-old Nick Oliveriafter a neighbor called 911 to report a "disturbance" between the rocker and his girlfriend.
Sources close to the couple tell us … Nick’s GF told police the rocker struck her during an argument the day before … and she had come back tothe home to collect her stuff so she could move out. That’s when the two got into another heated argument … and Nick locked themselves inside the duplex.
When cops arrived, Oliveri — who played bass with the Queens for years before parting ways with the group — refused to allow cops inside the residence … and would not let his girlfriend leave.
A S.W.A.T. team was called to the scene — and a standoff ensued. After two hours, Nick finally agreed to let his GF exit the duplex … and two hours after that, he gave himself up without further incident.
When cops searched the home, we’re told they found one high powered rifle — which was FULLY LOADED.
Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence. He has since been released after posting $100,000 bail.
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