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Singer Chris Brown arrested in California on probation violation


LOS ANGELES - R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested on Friday in MalibuCalifornia, on a warrant issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said.

Brown, 24, is being held without bail in Los Angeles after being taken into custody in Malibu at 2 p.m. PDT.

The singer, who also faces a misdemeanor assault case in Washington, D.C., had been in Malibu at a rehabilitation center for anger management as part of his court-ordered probation.

Brown's representatives declined to comment.