Three Early Morning Stabbings Sat.

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From MPD:

“Early this morning, Third District officers were called to 2439 18th Street (Club Timehri) for a man that was just stabbed. Once on the scene, officers found an adult male suffering from what appeared to be 3 stab wounds to his body. The man was immediately transported to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition. Further investigation revealed that this altercation was the result of one person stepping on anothers foot while inside of the establishment. At this time, we believe we have identified all parties involved and are asking anyone with information relating to this event to contact us at 202-727-9099.”

AlertDC reports the others:

“4D Stabbing//0159hours//800 blk Upshur Street NW//Unk male, grey hoodie, blu jeans DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120115703”

Update from MPD:

“At approximately 2 am this morning a man was stabbed in the abdomen after being involved in an altercation with another man inside the Island Café, located at 829 Upshur Street, NW. The man is in stable condition at a local hospital. The incident was considered to be serious enough that the Fourth District requested, and Chief Lanier approved, an emergency closure of the club for up to 96 hours, pending a hearing before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The Island Café will be closed effective 6 pm today.”



More info as it becomes available on the other cases.

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  • ” Further investigation revealed that this altercation was the result of one person stepping on anothers foot while inside of the establishment.”


  • The Island Cafe appears to have been the site of the stabbing last night. I hope this finally leads to this place being shut down. Does anyone know if that was what precipitated the police light on the corner of Upshur and 8th tonight?

    • Why would you like to see Island Cafe finally shut down?

      • I have played at Island Cafe many times over the past 5 years, and it is never a pleasant experience. I am not the OP, but that place just kinda sucks, and attracts a weird crowd (many who have come to see me play, whatever that might say about me).

        • I’m with you. It’s intimidating to even walk by there when their patrons are loitering and littering at night. Shut it down!

      • In the 7 years that i have lived here the Island Cafe has been the starting point for many shootings and stabbings.

  • So looks like MPD is shutting down Island cafe for 96 hours over this:

    Kinda odd that Timehri isn’t being shut down – this is at least the 3rd or fourth violent incident there in the past few years.

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