Chris Brown arrested
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 February 2009
'Run It' singer Chris Brown has been arrested for reportedly attacking his girlfriend Rihanna
Chris Brown has been arrested for reportedly attacking Rihanna.
The 'Run It' star handed himself in to police after officers responded to a phone call at around 12.30am on Sunday morning (08.02.09) from an unnamed woman who accused the 19-year-old singer of hurting her.
Los Angeles police officials have declined to identify the caller, but the Los Angeles Times newspaper claim the 'Umbrella' singer was the victim.
A statement released by the Los Angeles Police Department said: "The identity of the victim will not be released. Any victim who's involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality.
"Mr. Brown and the alleged victim became involved in an argument. After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker."
The incident is alleged to have occurred during an early morning argument in Chris' car on a quiet street in Los Angeles' upmarket Hancock Park neighbourhood.
Chris was not at the scene when police arrived.
Both singers pulled out of a planned appearance at last night's Grammy Awards following the incident.
Speaking at the ceremony, 'American Idol' host Paula Abdul said: "I'm hearing some mixed things about what happened. All I can say is I hope Rihanna heals quickly. She's a lovely girl."
Despite reports the alleged victim showed visible injuries, Chris was not arrested on suspicion of physically hurting her.
However, Los Angeles Police Sergeant Bridget Pickett revealed the charges may change at a later stage in proceedings.
Pickett said: "There may be domestic violence charges added later, but that will be up to the district attorney's office."
Chris - who was partying with Rihanna at a pre-Grammy's party on Saturday evening (07.02.09) - was released after posting $50,000 bail.