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Chappelle and the man tussled on the stage floor before the man ran away behind a screen on stage.
Security staff surrounded and tackled the man in the rear corner of the stage.
Chappelle appeared to run toward the altercation, saying the man was being “stomped.”
Chappelle asked repeatedly for security to remove the man from stage.
Comedian Chris Rock, who performed earlier in the night, came on stage with Chappelle moments after the attack and joked: “Was that Will Smith?”
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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