(TJV NEWS) Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled on stage Tuesday by a man who was reportedly armed with a knife disguised as a replica gun Chappelle was not harmed during the incident and later joked that it “was a trans man” who rushed the stage.
Cops in Los Angeles have identified the suspect as Isaiah Lee, 23, who is being charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Lee was taken to the hospital before he was booked early Wednesday into jail on $30,000 bail, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Los Angeles police told ABC7 News that there was “an incident at the Hollywood Bowl around 10:45 PM and a man who was reportedly armed with a gun and a knife was taken into custody.”
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The idiot getting beaten down after attacking Dave Chappelle at Hollywood Bowl pic.twitter.com/Ft0FIUyjWv
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Man That Attacked Dave Chappelle At His Show At Hollywood Bowl Has Hands Broken and Dislocated pic.twitter.com/ZvPgjdV5gz
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Chappelle told the audience “I don’t know if that was part of the show or… I grabbed the back of that n****s head, his hair was spongy, absorbant.”
He then joked that it was a “trans man”:
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