Brown had hosted a Howard University homecoming event that at The Park at Fourteenth nightclub. Police confirmed that he and his bodyguard were involved in an “altercation” outside the nearby W Hotel, while TMZ says that Brown punched a man once in the face, without appearing to be under the influence. (The man had apparently not touched Brown.)
The “Fine China” star is on probation in California for a felony domestic violence conviction after his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. At this point, this arrest could be considered a violation and therefore qualify him for jail time. Prosecutors have already filed violation charges twice on Brown this year; as a result, Brown was ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service.