LOS ANGELES ( Associated Press) – Man arrested on suspicion of dealing with comedian Dave Chappelle No felony charges will be filed during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl, the district attorney’s office said Thursday.
23-year-old Isaiah Lee was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, police said, at the end of a four-night stint at the outdoor amphitheater set at Chapel’s as part of “Netflix Is a Joke”. After reaching the stage. Festival.
According to a photo released by the police, he was carrying a replica handgun with a large blade, which was folded like a pocket knife.
“After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while there was criminal conduct, the evidence presented was not a felony,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said in a statement.
The case has been referred to the attorney’s office for the city of Los Angeles, which prosecutes misdemeanors within the city. An email from the office seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Mendez said prison records show Lee was also held on Thursday in exchange for $30,000 bail. It was not immediately known whether he had retained a lawyer, and the motive for the attack was unclear.
People standing on stage, including actor Jamie Foxx and rapper Busta Rhymes, took to the stage to try to help Chappell.
Security guards chased and overpowered Lee, who was taken in an ambulance to be treated for an unspecified injury.
“Chappell’s performance at the Hollywood Bowl was epic and record-breaking, and he refused to allow last night’s event to witness the magic of this historic moment,” Chappell’s publicist Carla Sims said in a statement.
Chappell was attacked when he was finishing a routine in which he talked about how comedians have to worry more about their personal safety in the wake of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, where the Oscar winner The actor had slapped Chris Rock. On live television in response to a joke about his wife.
The Rock was also on Chappell’s show, grabbed the mic and jokingly asked, “Was that Will Smith?”