Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage at Hollywood Bowl

Comedian Dave Chappelle attacked on stage at Hollywood Bowl
# 04 May 2022 22:27 (UTC +04:00)

American comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage on Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles by an assailant who tackled him to the ground before being apprehended and arrested, video footage verified by Reuters showed, APA reports citing Reuters.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson on Wednesday identified the suspect as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, who was being held in jail on a $30,000 bond after being charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Lee had a replica gun that contained a knife blade when he attacked Chappelle, the spokesperson said. There was no court hearing scheduled for Lee, according to online jail records.

It was not immediately clear whether Chappelle, 48, was injured in the attack, or what motivated it.

Video footage posted on Twitter showed the assailant running onto the stage and launching his upper body into Chappelle, slamming his shoulder into the comedian's ribs and chest. After the initial contact, the assailant and Chappelle took several steps before both fell to the floor, it showed. The assailant then stood up and ran around the stage, dodging a swarm of people for several seconds before they tackled him near the back of the stage.

Chappelle was performing at the venue along with other comedians as part of an 11-day comedy festival called "Netflix is a Joke."

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