Brown is being held together with two other unidentified people, the source said Tuesday. The US Embassy in Paris has declined to comment on the report.
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
Most recently, before the Paris incident, Brown was arrested in July after a concert in West Palm Beach , Florida, on a felony battery charge stemming from an April 201
He was released after posting $ 2,000 bail, pleaded not guilty at a subsequent hearing and is awaiting trial.
In 2013, Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged with felony assault after a alleged altercation outside a hotel in Washington D.C.