Comic Dave Chappelle was tackled on stage throughout a live show, allegedly by an armed assailant.
Chappelle, 48, was performing stand-up at the Hollywood Bowl in La on Tuesday night whenever a man leaped on stage, the la Police Department told CNBC.
“He had finished his act so that as he was exiting happens, men who had been area of the audience leaped around the stage and tackle(d) this celebrity down,” LAPD spokesperson Officer Lizeth Lomeli told CNN.
Chappelle wasn’t hurt.
The suspect, recognized by police as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, was arrested in the scene through the venue’s security team. He continues to be billed with legal assault having a deadly weapon, government bodies confirmed to Archiweekend.com He was allegedly equipped with a duplicate gun which had an ejectable knife blade “whenever you discharge it properly,” police told NBC News. It’s unclear if police believe he was attempting to make use of the weapon on Chappelle.
Lee endured “superficial injuries” because he had been arrested, based on police. Lee continues to be come to a medical facility to become evaluated. A potential motive, or no, is not determined.
Footage from the incident taken by audience people shows Chappelle falling down when tackled the suspect then ran backstage where he was arrested. Other footage shows a guy being wheeled from the venue inside a stretcher.
Chappelle was performing at “Netflix is really a Joke: The Festival” once the incident happened. Comedian Chris Rock became a member of Chappelle on stage following the apparent attack. Under two several weeks ago, Rock was slapped on stage by Will Cruz while doing fully stand up in the Oscars.
“Was which will Cruz?” Rock joked towards the audience at Hollywood Bowl following a attack, CNBC reports.
Lee has been held instead of $30,000 bail. It’s not immediately obvious if he’d a lawyer to talk on his account.
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