Police Order D.C. Club Closed After ‘The Wire’ Actor Stabbed

View Comments
Actor Anwan Glover arrives at the premiere of HBO's "The Wire" on September 7, 2006 in New York City. Glover was stabbed at a D.C. nightclub over the weekend.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Actor Anwan Glover arrives at the premiere of HBO’s “The Wire” on September 7, 2006 in New York City. Glover was stabbed at a D.C. nightclub over the weekend. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON — D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has ordered the temporary closing of a nightclub where an actor who played a gang member on the television series “The Wire” was stabbed.

Anwan Glover was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed at Cafe Asia, a downtown club, early Sunday morning. The 41-year-old actor told investigators that someone punched him and kicked him repeatedly, and he was stabbed while on the floor of the establishment.

On Monday, Lanier ordered Cafe Asia to be closed for four days. She cited 22 incidents since June 2011 that have led to police being called there. She’s also asking that the club’s license to sell alcohol be revoked.

Glover, who lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, most recently appeared in the Oscar-winning movie “12 Years a Slave.”

More From Washington

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,627 other followers