Chris Brown arrested after altercation in Washington, D.C.


Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday and charged with felony assault after an altercation in Washington, D.C., police said.

The R&B singer and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were involved in a fight with another man outside the W Hotel just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department said.

Brown, 24, and Hollosy were taken into custody, police spokesman Anthony Clay told The Times. The man who allegedly angered Brown was transported to an area hospital for his injuries, police said.


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Brown and Hollosy are being held in police custody until Monday, when they will be arraigned, Clay said.

The Grammy-winning singer was in Washington on Saturday night to host a party at downtown nightclub the Park at Fourteenth, according to his Twitter feed. The W is located just a few blocks from the club.

Brown is still on five years’ probation from the 2009 assault case involving his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Although he has been embroiled in enough controversies to permanently cement his bad boy persona with the public -- a nightclub blowout with Drake, a parking lot tussle with Frank Ocean, countless Twitter spats -- Brown in recent years had avoided serious trouble with the law until earlier this year, when prosecutors in L.A. accused him of failing to perform his community labor sentence as instructed.

A judge revoked Brown’s probation briefly after a hit-and-run incident earlier this year. He was also given 1,000 additional hours of community service to perform.

A rep for the singer didn’t return a request for comment Sunday.


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