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OTRC: Chris Brown arrested, charged after 'altercation' outside hotel

Chris Brown appears at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19, 2013. (Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC)

Chris Brown has been arrested and charged with a felony after what police describe as "an altercation" outside the W Hotel, Washington, D.C. police confirmed to ABC News on Sunday.

According to police, Brown and his bodyguard were both arrested around 4:30 a.m. after an altercation outside the hotel. Brown has been charged with felony assault, police said.

Authorities did not offer any details on a possible court appearance.

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