The enduring Los Angeles venue where Dave Chappelle was attacked by a deranged fan Tuesday as he performed standup comedy will step up security following the incident.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which operates the Hollywood Bowl, released an announcement Thursday night announcing latest safety measures in wake of the violent, onstage confrontation.
“The security of our artists, visitors and staff is the LA Phil’s top priority,” the statement issued to The Post read.
“We have now implemented additional security measures, including an increased variety of security personnel on-site to help with bag checks and other security procedures.”
Isaiah Lee, 23, allegedly rushed the stage and tackled Chappelle while armed with a reproduction gun-knife.
The suspect, Isaiah Lee, rushed the stage and tackled Dave Chappelle while armed with a reproduction gun-knife.Twitter / @museaudiogroup
Chappelle, 48, was performing as a part of the “Netflix Is A Joke” festival on the outdoor venue.
Before entering the Hollywood Bowl for events, patrons must undergo metal detectors and their bags are checked.
Despite the metal detectors, Isaiah Lee someway managed to bypass security with the strange weapon.LAPD/Mega
Nonetheless, Lee someway managed to bypass security with the strange weapon.
Lee, an aspiring rapper who had named a song after the comedian and alluded to the attack in his lyrics, dodged felony charges within the case and was facing 4 misdemeanor counts, prosecutors said.