HOLLYWOOD (CBS News) – Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage by a gunman Tuesday night while performing at the Hollywood Bowl arena in Los Angeles, with videos from audience members’ cellphones quickly flooding audiences. social media and showing a man appearing to run across the stage and tackle the comic. The Los Angeles Police DepartmentA 23-year-old man armed with a replica handgun containing a knife blade has been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Police identified the suspect to CBS Los Angeles as Isaiah Lee of Los Angeles and said he was being held on $30,000 bond. Chappelle was unhurt in the attack.
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Chappelle, whose unapologetic humor made him a lightning rod for criticism, appeared unscathed by the sudden interruption and joked later (To note: The linked video contains foul language, including profanity) with fellow comedian and actor Jamie Foxx onstage that he had exacted revenge on his attacker.
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Videos posted to Twitter appeared to show the person who accused Chappelle being held outside the scene by police and then loaded into an ambulance with visible injuries. Police told CBS Los Angeles the suspect was taken to hospital but did not know his condition.
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