Singer Chris Brown was arrested on charges of assault over the weekend after fighting with an individual at the entrance to the hotel in Washington where he was staying, police said.

The 24-year-old Brown had given a concert at Howard University hours before his arrest early Sunday.

Brown got into an argument with a man and supposedly attacked him at the hotel entrance, police said.

One of the singer's bodyguards was also arrested.

The arrest could have legal consequences since Brown has been out on parole since being sentenced in 2009 for attacking his girlfriend at the time, the singer Rihanna.

He had another run-in with the law last July for unduly leaving the scene of a traffic accident and driving without a license. EFE