“A well-known comic was performing on the Hollywood Bowl. He had completed his act and as he was exiting the stage, a male who was a part of the viewers jumped on the stage and sort out(d) this movie star to the bottom,” mentioned LAPD spokesperson Officer Lizeth Lomeli.

The suspect, 23, was arrested for assault with a lethal weapon and brought to a hospital for medical remedy, Lomeli mentioned. The sufferer “was not injured because of the crime,” she mentioned.

The weapon was a “knife blade,” Lomeli mentioned.

LAPD Officer Rosario Cervantes informed CNN the suspect had a knife that was a reproduction handgun.

The motive of the obvious assault stays unclear.

It additionally wasn’t clear whether or not Chappelle filed an official police report.

Chappelle was acting at “Netflix is a Joke: The Festival.”

Jed Simon, an viewers member who was on the present informed CNN that Chappelle was ending up his set and was about to introduce a musical act when a person climbed as much as the stage and tackled the comic.

Simon mentioned he was sitting in the third row and was having fun with the present together with his mates when he witnessed the incident.

“Some man in entrance of us simply climbed up on the stage. I was like ‘what the f*** is taking place? He got here proper from the viewers.” Simon informed CNN. “Next factor I do know he lunges at Dave and tackles him to the bottom fairly aggressively. I was like what is occurring?”

CNN correspondent Rachel Crane was additionally in the viewers and described the bedlam after the assault.

According to Crane, the suspect was carrying a backpack. He was dragged stage proper, the place he was being subdued, when Chappelle mentioned, “Don’t do that on stage, take him off.”

CNN has requested remark from representatives for Chappelle, Netflix and the competition. CNN has additionally reached out to the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Hollywood Bowl for extra data.

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