I was wondering it, let's fancy this situation: A singer is performing a song on a stage, and the stage is 3 meters higher than the audience (where people are on, seeing him perform the song), the singer is pulled down by a fan who was watching him. So, how could I differ: being pulled from the stage where he was performing the song and being pulled from the audience by a fan? If I said: He was pulled from the audience - Someone could possible understand that he was performing on the audience and someone pulled him down from there. But I actually implied to say that He was pulled down from the audience (Someone who was in the audience pulled him down). So, given the information, how could I differ both?
The singer was pulled from the audience - He was pulled by someone who was in the audience, but he wasn't in the audience, he was on the stage.
The singer was pulled from the audience - He was on the audience, performing from there, and someone pulled him down from that place, i.e.: someone who wasn't on the audience, pulled him down from there (there = the audience)