On Tuesday night, Dave Chapelle was performing at the Netflix Is a Joke Festival at the Hollywood Bowl when a man rushed the staged and tacked the comedian.
The suspect was armed with a replica gun. The Los Angeles Police Department said the man’s weapon can eject a knife blade “when you discharge it correctly.” It is unclear if the suspect intended to use the weapon.
Videos of the attack have been posted all over social media showing the man tackling Chapelle onto the floor. Several people ran over to help.
The suspect, Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held with a $30,000 bail.
Chris Rock, who was in attendance at the comedy show, joked “I thought that was Will Smith!”