Chris Brown is back in trouble with the law after being arrested early this morning in Washington D.C. for felony assault, reports TMZ. According to the report, Brown got into a verbal altercation with a man outside of a hotel, which later escalated when Brown allegedly began punching the unnamed male. Brown was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m. The victim in the incident was taken to a nearby hospital and is reportedly claiming injury.

Brown is still on probation from the Rihanna assault case and could be facing up to four years in prison in found in violation. The Virginia crooner escaped possible jail time earlier this year when charges were dropped against him in a alleged hit-and-run case.

UPDATE: TMZ reveals more details about the case, according to law enforcement sources. The fight started when two women wanted to take a photo with Brown in front of the W hotel. Two men saw Brown and decided to rush in to get in the photo with them. Then, he says, "I'm not into this gay shit, I'm into boxing," and threw a punch at the victim. The fight was moved to the ground.

The victim spoke about his injuries and says Brown broke his nose. He may need surgery as early as tomorrow morning. He confirmed that he and his friend wanted to jump in the photo, which provoked Brown to get physical. He doesn't quite understand why Brown would use a homophobic slur and would have accepted an apology at the scene. Now, he's looking to press charges and has a lawyer on hand.

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