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Comedian Dave Chappelle Attacked On Stage During performance

Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage by an armed man Tuesday night as he performed at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl arena.

The suspect pointed a replica handgun that contained a knife blade at Chappelle before being tackled to the ground during his set at the ‘Netflix Is A Joke’ Festival on Tuesday.

Chappelle was unharmed, but the suspect has been taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. The incident took place while Chappelle was performing at the Hollywood Bowl.

Videos from audience members’ cell phones showing a man run onto the stage and tackle the comedian flooded social media.

Los Angeles Police Department said a 23-year-old man armed with a replica handgun that contained a knife blade was arrested and accused of assault with a deadly weapon but later dropped the felony charges because he wasn’t brandishing the toy gun in his possession when he lunged at the comedian on stage.