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Dave Chappelle is attacked on stage in LA


Dave Chappelle attacked onstage during performance at Hollywood Bowl

Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage on Tuesday night after a person ran up and tackled the stand-up comedian

In video posted to social media, someone in the crowd can be seen running onto the stage before leveling Chappelle as security officers race to intervene.

The LAPD said the suspect had been in the audience prior to the attack, then jumped on stage and attacked Chappelle just as he was about to leave the stage

The comedian was performing at the “Dave Chappelle and Friends” show, which was part of the Netflix Is A Joke Festival.

Security guards hired for the show intervened and pulled the suspect off the comedian, before detaining him, police said

They said the suspect sustained superficial injuries during the altercation and was taken to hospital following the event.

Chappelle was not injured in the attack, they said.

It is unclear why the suspect attacked Chappelle and police have yet to release his identity.

In video, a man can be seen being loaded into an ambulance via a stretcher as onlookers jeer.