Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in Los Angeles during a Netflix show

Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked Tuesday night by a man who ran onto the stage while the comedian was performing at a Los Angeles venue, police confirmed.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said officers responded to the incident at the Hollywood Bowl around 10:45 p.m. The man, who was carrying a replica gun, was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated for injuries. Chappelle was not seriously injured, police said.

Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage during a show in Los Angeles.

Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage during a show in Los Angeles.Credit:Mathieu Bitton/Netflix

The LAPD spokesman said the incident was being investigated and the man was in police custody.

Organizers of the show, part of the Netflix Is A Joke festival, strictly prohibited attendees from using their phones. Still, clips of the incident, which showed Chappelle, microphone in hand, being accosted, quickly went viral.

After the man took the stage toward the end of the show, Chappelle’s security team of “at least 10 people” began punching and kicking the suspected attacker, according to BuzzFeed News reporter Brianna Sacks, who was on stage. show.

“Pure chaos,” Sacks wrote on Twitter. “So James [Foxx] comes out wearing a cowboy hat, looking absolutely shocked, and [Chappelle] makes a joke about stomping on the guy, who is still getting beat up.”

LAPD troopers were backstage as rappers Talib Kweli and Mos Def performed, he added.

Once the performance was over, showgoers, once again in possession of their phones, exited the Hollywood Bowl to find officers carrying the shooter, “who appeared to be tied up in a jacket on a chair, into an ambulance.” , Sacks wrote. Videos of the moment shared on social media appear to show the man with a visibly injured arm.

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