Maxwell, who lived for years with Epstein, was taken into custody around 8:30 am, said FBI spokesman Marty Feely.
Epstein killed himself in a federal detention center in New York last summer while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
Maxwell was accused by many women of recruiting them to give Epstein massages during which they were pressured into sex. Those accusations until now never resulted in criminal charges. The exact nature of the charges against her weren’t immediately revealed.