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  • 4 August 2014, 11:14

Wire Actor Anwan Glover Stabbed In Nightclub

Anwan Glover, who played gang member Slim Charles in hit TV series The Wire, has been stabbed in a Washington DC nightclub.

He was punched and hit on the back of the head by two unknown attackers at Cafe Asia on Saturday night, according to a police report obtained by the Washington Post.

As he turned around, he slipped over and was kicked repeatedly on the floor.

Someone at the scene is said to have shouted "he has a knife" and the actor told police he then felt a sharp pain in his side.

Local media said Glover, who also appeared recently in 12 Years A Slave, was treated for a laceration at George Washington University Hospital and later released.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

A woman was assaulted by a man at the same club some 20 minutes before the Glover incident, however police have not linked the attacks.

Glover began an anti-violence campaign after his brother was shot dead in 2007, and his son was also wounded in a shooting at a party in 2011.

The actor was reportedly shot 13 times while growing up in Washington's Columbia Heights area.

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