In a video posted to social media, someone from the audience can be seen running onto the stage and leveling Chappelle as security officers rush to intervene.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the incident, telling NBC Los Angeles that the male suspect was armed with a replica gun that could eject a knife blade if fired correctly. It’s unknown if the suspect attempted to use the weapon.
According to the LAPD, the suspect was in the audience prior to the attack, then jumped on stage and attacked Chappelle as he was about to exit the stage. The comedian was performing as part of the “Dave Chappelle and Friends” show at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival.
Security guards hired for the show intervened, pulling the suspect away from the comedian before detaining him, according to police. According to authorities, the suspect sustained minor injuries during the altercation and was taken to the hospital as a result.
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