Chris Brown Arrested in Malibu on Alleged Probation Violation

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Singer Chris Brown was arrested in Malibu Friday afternoon in connection with an alleged probation violation, authorities said.


Chris Brown appears at the Criminal Justice Center in Downtown Los Angeles, Feb. 3, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Brown was “cooperative” when he was taken into custody at about 2 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

He was being held without bail at a jail in downtown Los Angeles in connection with an arrest warrant issued for an alleged probation violation related to his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats crimes in a 2009 incident, the Sheriff’s Department stated.

The 2009 crimes involved an attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

It was not immediately known how Brown had allegedly violated his probation.

Brown had been ordered to a 90-day residential anger-management program and community service by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in November.