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Chris Brown Arrested For Felony Assault, Set To Appear In D.C. Court

R&B singer Chris Brown, left, with his Attorney Mark Geragos appear during a court hearing at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles Monday, July 15, 2013. The singer has been on felony probation in the 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna.
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R&B singer Chris Brown, left, with his Attorney Mark Geragos appear during a court hearing at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles Monday, July 15, 2013. The singer has been on felony probation in the 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna.

Singer Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday morning in downtown D.C. for allegedly attacking a man outside the W Hotel.

D.C. police responded to a call at the W Hotel on 15th Street around 4:25 a.m. When they arrived, they confirmed that Brown, 24, and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, 35, were involved in an assault with another man.

According to a police report, the R&B singer became angry after a fan tried to get into a picture being taken of him. Brown allegedly said "I feel like boxing" before punching the victim.

Brown and Hollosy were arrested and charged with felony assault. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Brown did not appear to be under the influence of anything at the time of the incident.

Brown was in D.C. to perform at an event linked to Howard University's homecoming celebrations. He remains on probation for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna just before the Grammy Awards in 2009.

Brown is set to appear before a D.C. judge on Monday morning.

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