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Anwan Glover, actor in 'The Wire', stabbed in D.C. nightclub

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Anwan Glover, the actor who played gang member Slim Charles in the HBO series "The Wire," has been treated for a laceration after he was reportedly stabbed and kicked in a D.C. nightclub early Sunday.

Anwan Glover. Photo: Wikipedia.org
Locations of the two nightclubs where stabbings happened early Sunday morning. Image: WJLA

The incident was one of three reports of violence in local clubs within about an hour and a half, two at Café Asia and one at the Red Lounge, both in Northwest D.C.

Metropolitan Police say there is no reason at this time to believe the attacks were related.

Glover told investigators he was at Café Asia early Sunday when an unknown person punched him and another person hit him on the head. Glover told police he was then kicked repeatedly and felt sharp pain in his side. Metropolitan Police said Chief Cathy Lanier announced Monday the establishment would be closed for the next for 96 hours.

Authorities say Glover was treated for a laceration to the torso at George Washington University Hospital. His condition wasn't immediately known.

The 41-year-old actor lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and most recently appeared in the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave."

Glover also had a role in the first season of the HBO series "Treme".

He is also known as Big G, leader of the Backyard Band, a go-go band.

Sunday evening, Glover posted the following message on Instagram:

 

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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