Man Surrounded by Security After Dave Chappelle Attacked on Stage

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) says a man who tackled Dave Chappelle on stage during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles late on May 3 was armed.

Local media. cited police as saying the suspect, 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, had a replica gun containing a hidden blade.

Footage from inside the venue showed someone tackling the comedian, who was performing as part of the Netflix Is a Joke festival.

This video from outside the venue, taken by Dale Earnhardt, shows a person surrounded by three members of security as a crowd look on.

A voice can be heard saying: “get your f***ing hands off me!”

Further footage showed a man being booed as he was loaded into an ambulance.

According to ABC 7 and NBC Los Angeles, police said Lee had been taken to hospital with superficial injuries.

In a statement to Storyful, the LAPD said Lee was arrested at 10.50 pm for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Neither Chappelle nor officers were injured, the reports said.

Videos later showed an unharmed Chappelle continuing the show. Credit: Dale Earnhardt via Storyful

Video transcript

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--doing the right thing. You jumped on stage.

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--doing the right thing. You jumped on stage.

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