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Singer Chris Brown was arrested Thursday night in Florida, where he was performing as part of a nationwide tour.

(CNN) — Singer Chris Brown was arrested after his concert Thursday night on a felony battery charge stemming from an incident that occurred more than a year ago.

Brown, 29, was arrested in West Palm Beach after performing at the Coral Sky Ampitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, according to Tampa police spokesman Stephen Hegarty.

The battery charge was connected to an April 2017 incident in a Tampa club, according to Hegarty, where Brown allegedly punched a man who photographed him without his permission.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Brown was released after about an hour. Hegarty said Brown posted $2,000 bond.

CNN has reached out to Brown’s attorney.

The singer has had several run-ins with the law, including physical assault charges following an incident with his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009. He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats in that incident, and received five years probation and community service.

In 2013, Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged with felony assault after an alleged altercation outside a hotel in Washington. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor in court the next day, and Brown was released from jail without bail.

Later that year, Brown was kicked out of a rehab facility after smashing his mother’s car window during a family session. A judge ordered him to immediately enter into another rehab program.

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