Suspect in Dave Chappelle attack facing several misdemeanor charges

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The antheral accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle onstage astatine Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl arena is facing respective misdemeanor charges, metropolis lawyer Mike Feuer said Thursday. The announcement comes hours aft officials said the 23-year-old suspect, identified arsenic Isaiah Lee, would not look felony charges.

Lee is charged with battery, possession of a limb with intent to assault, unauthorized entree to the signifier country during a performance, and committing an enactment that delays an lawsuit oregon interferes with the performer, according to Feuer.

During Chappelle's Tuesday nighttime show, Lee tackled the comedian and pointed a weapon, aboriginal determined to beryllium a replica handgun containing a weapon blade, astatine him. Lee was arrested Tuesday nighttime aft being treated for his injuries astatine a adjacent infirmary and held connected a $30,000 bail.  

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office got the lawsuit connected Thursday aft the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office reviewed the grounds and declined to complaint Lee with national crimes.

Chappelle was not injured successful the attack. A typical for the entertainer said "Chappelle is afloat cooperating with the progressive constabulary probe into this incident."

"The performances by Chappelle astatine the Hollywood Bowl were epic and record-breaking and helium refuses to let past night's incidental to overshadow the magic of this historical moment," Sims said.

Tucker Reals and Zoe Christen Jones contributed reporting. 

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