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Man Who Attacked Dave Chappelle Charged With Felony Assault With Deadly Weapon



23-Year-Old Man Who Attacked Dave Chappelle Bail Set At $30K

23-Year-Old Man Who Attacked Dave Chappelle Bail Set At $30K

The 23-year-old man who attacked Dave Chappelle has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon after authorities say he tackled the comedian onstage while carrying a knife and a replica handgun as the comedian was wrapping up his performance at the Hollywood Bowl late Tuesday night.

After wrestling with the attacker, Chappelle broke free and continued the show as security and others sprinted from across the stage, cornered the attacker, and began beating him while members of the crowd watched, stunned.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that Chappelle was not hurt during the incident but that the suspect was injured during the scuffle.

Police have identified the suspect as Isaiah Lee, who is being held on $30,000 bail.

He was booked with charges of assault with a deadly weapon at 3:36 a.m. local time, Officer Alba Mendez told BuzzFeed News, nearly five hours after being treated by medical staff outside the Bowl’s entrance as fans crowded around the scene.

Mendez said authorities still do not know the motive of the attack and do not have information as to whether he has any prior offenses. LAPD also did not have any information as to how the suspect got the weapons through metal detectors.

This reporter attended Chappelle’s show, part of the Netflix Is a Joke festival, and members of the crowd had to go through security and put all phones and smart wearable devices in sealed bags.

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