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Chris Brown’s weekend trip to Washington DC to host a party at the Park & 14th Nightclub probably sounded like a great time on paper, but in practice, it turned out to be anything but. Following the gig, the singer was on K Street outside the W Hotel when he got into some kind of altercation with a bystander. Details are still fuzzy on what exactly happened, but the hip-hop star wound up arrested and charged with felony assault.

According to TMZ, sources close to the situation are saying Brown got into an altercation with an unidentified bystander at around 4:30 AM. He was supposedly taking a picture with two women when the aforementioned bystander decided to photobomb the picture. Infuriated about those shenanigans, Brown allegedly said, “I’m not into this gay shit. I’m into boxing” and then sucker punched the random dude in the face.

Cops were called to the scene immediately, and the alleged victim, who did not punch back, was taken to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken nose, which might require surgery. After interviewing witnesses on the scene, Brown was hauled off to jail and hit with the assault charge. In theory, that could violate his probation and send him to jail for four years. Given how little we know about the case, however, it’s very difficult to know how this might play out.

Brown hasn’t spoken on the record yet, but his on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran seemed to confirm the story on her Twitter account this morning…

The alleged victim in this case has already hired a lawyer. He reportedly wanted an apology from Brown at the scene, but when that didn’t happen, he moved forward with plans for a lawsuit. That obviously muddles the situation even more in terms of who to believe. In the coming days, we should find out a whole lot more once people start speaking on the record. We’ll make sure to keep you updated.

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