Dave Chappelle attacked on stage by an audience member in Los Angeles, police say

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Chappelle was not injured as a result of the attack, LAPD said.
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U.S. stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked by an audience member during a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A male suspect on Tuesday evening jumped on stage and onto Chappelle as he was about to exit the stage, police said. Security officers intervened at that time to detain the suspect.

The man, whose identification is currently being withheld, suffered “superficial injuries” while being detained. He has been taken to hospital for injuries and to be evaluated.

The LAPD said the man was armed with a replica gun that ejects a knife blade when discharged.

Chappelle was not thought to have been injured in the attack.

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