Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on Tuesday night time by a person who rushed on stage whereas the comic was acting at a Los Angeles venue, police have confirmed.
A Los Angeles Police Division spokesman stated officers responded to the incident on the Hollywood Bowl about 10.45pm. The person, who was carrying a reproduction gun, was taken to a close-by hospital to be evaluated for accidents. Chappelle was not critically harmed, police stated.
The LAPD spokesman stated the incident was being investigated and that the person was in police custody.
Organisers of the show, a part of the Netflix Is A Joke pageant, strictly prohibited attendees from utilizing their telephones. Nonetheless, clips of the incident – which confirmed Chappelle, microphone in hand, being tackled – shortly went viral.
After the person rushed on the stage in the direction of the show’s finish, Chappelle’s safety crew of “a minimum of 10 folks” started punching and kicking the alleged attacker, based on BuzzFeed Information reporter Brianna Sacks, who was on the show.
“Sheer chaos,” Sacks wrote on Twitter. “Then Jamie [Foxx] comes out in a cowboy hat, trying completely shocked, and [Chappelle] makes a joke about stomping the man, who remains to be getting beat up.”
LAPD cruisers have been behind the stage whereas rappers Talib Kweli and Mos Def carried out, she added.
As soon as the efficiency ended, the show-goers – as soon as once more in possession of their telephones – poured out of the Hollywood Bowl to search out officers loading the attacker, “who strapped in a jacket in a chair, into an ambulance”, Sacks wrote. Movies of the second shared on social media seem to show the person with a visibly injured arm.