Isaiah Lee, the man accused of running on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl and tackling Dave Chappelle at the “Netflix Is A Joke Festival” has been charged with four misdemeanors.
While the incident was a criminal offense, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said the act did not rise to the level of felony charges.
Police arrested the 23-year-old Lee after he attacked the 48-year-old comedian during his set and then ran behind a screen on stage. Police report that Lee was carrying a fake handgun with a knife blade but cannot yet confirm that he brandished it.
After the attack, Chappelle, who was not hurt, went on with the show. The evening’s line-up also included Jamie Foxx, who had run on stage following the attack to help security detain Lee.
Lee has been charged with battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault and two other charges. If found guilty, he could face up to a year and a half in prison.
Authorities have not yet released a motive for the attack.