Anwan Glover, Star of TV’s ‘The Wire,’ Stabbed at D.C. Nightclub

The 41-year-old actor, who also appeared in “12 Years a Slave,” told police he was attacked by an unknown assailant

Actor Anwan Glover, who appeared in the film “12 Years a Slave” and the TV series “The Wire,” was stabbed and beaten at a D.C. nightclub early Sunday morning.

Glover told police that he was on the second floor of the restaurant Cafe Asia when an unknown person punched him. He turned to face his assailant, and another person hit him on the back of the head, causing him to slip on the wet floor, he told police. Glover said that after he had been kicked multiple times, he heard a voice shout, “He has a knife,” and felt a sharp pain in his right side.

Officer Paul Metcalf, a D.C. police spokesman, confirmed the attack to TheWrap. He said the victim was treated for a laceration on the right side of his torso at George Washington University Hospital. There was no update on his condition Sunday morning.

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Glover, 41, most recently appeared in the Oscar-winning movie “12 Years a Slave.” He played tough guy Slim Charles in “The Wire.”

Glover has an off-screen history of dealing with violent crime and has been involved with anti-violence campaigns. He reportedly was shot 13 times as his youth in Columbia Heights. His brother died in a shooting in D.C. in 2007, and his son was wounded in a shooting at a party in 2011.