Anwan Glover of The Wire Stabbed in Washington D.C. Nightclub: Report

Celebrity News Aug. 4, 2014 AT 5:30AM
Awan Glover stabbed in D.C. nightclub Awan Glover stabbed in D.C. nightclub Credit: Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic

The Wire's Anwan Glover has been stabbed during a nightclub brawl in Washington D.C. during the early hours of Sunday, August 3, the Washington Post reports.

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The news outlet cites the police report, which reveals Glover, who is best known for his role as Slim Charles in the hit HBO series, and also appeared in the Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave, was on the second floor of Cafe Asia when he was punched by a stranger.

The actor then turned to face his assailant, and was hit on the back of the head by another individual, causing him to slip on the floor.

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Glover told police that he was kicked multiple times, then heard someone shout, "He has a knife!” He felt a sharp pain in his right side. The 41-year-old actor was treated for a laceration on the right side of his torso at George Washington University Hospital.

Off screen, Glover has participated in anti-violence campaigns and spoken about his personal encounters with violence.

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He was reportedly shot 13 times during his youth, growing up in Washington's Columbia Heights area. His brother died in a shooting in the District in 2007, and his son was wounded in a shooting at a party in 2011.

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