Onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, Dave Chappelle was assaulted by a man who ran up and tackled the stand-up comedian.

A man can be seen running onto the stage before leveling Chappelle as security officers rush to intervene in a video posted to social media.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the incident, telling NBC Los Angeles that the man was armed with a replica gun that, when fired correctly, ejected a knife blade. It was unclear whether he attempted to use the weapon.

According to an LAPD spokesperson, the suspect, Isaiah Lee, 23, has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Lee’s bond has been set at $30,000. According to the LAPD, Lee was in the audience prior to the attack, then jumped on stage and attacked Chappelle just as he was about to leave. The comedian was appearing as part of the Netflix Is A Joke Festival at the “Dave Chappelle and Friends” show.

According to police, security guards hired for the show intervened and pulled the suspect away from the comedian before detaining him. Lee was said to have suffered superficial injuries during the altercation and was taken to the hospital as a result of the incident.

They claimed Chappelle was not hurt in the attack.

BuzzFeed News reporter Brianna Sacks, who attended the show and witnessed the altercation, told reporters she was stunned after the suspect “charged and tackled Chappelle.” She claimed that both uniformed and plainclothes security personnel appeared to rush to Chappelle’s aid and began “kicking and punching” the suspect in an assault that lasted several minutes.

Chappelle later continued the show, she said, joking about the altercation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he remarked, “It was a trans man.”

However, the incident appeared to have taken some audience members by surprise. “We were all kind of frozen,” Sacks said.

Jed Simon, a social media user who attended the event, praised Chappelle’s return to the stage, calling him a “great sport.”

He said actor Jamie Foxx had also run up on stage from his seat during the incident, and he shared video of Chapelle’s return as fans cheered. Chapelle, according to Sacks, had mentioned how he had to beef up his security after receiving widespread criticism for his jokes about the transgender community.

It is unknown why the suspect attacked Chappelle, and police have yet to identify him.

In a video shared by Sacks, a man is seen being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher while onlookers mock him.

Sacks stated that she witnessed the suspect being loaded into an ambulance following the show. He appeared to have been severely beaten, according to her.

Sacks compared the incident to comedian Chris Rock being slapped onstage at the Oscars on March 27 by actor Will Smith. Rock also performed at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, and she claims he made a joke about the incident before Chappelle was tackled.

She claimed Rock had also appeared onstage following the attack and made a joke about the suspect “Perhaps being Will Smith. They were like, ‘Wait, is that Will Smith?'”

“I think it just shows the reality for comedians right now,” she explained.

Celebrities have already weighed in on the incident, with comedian Tony Baker tweeting early Wednesday, “that’s what he gets” in response to the suspect’s injuries in the altercation.

“Attacking people on stage isn’t going to fly,” he said.