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‘The Wire’ actor brought to GW Hospital after stabbing in D.C. nightclub

Updated: Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.

American actor Anwan Glover was brought to GW Hospital after he was stabbed in a D.C. nightclub early Sunday morning.

Glover, who appeared on HBO’s “The Wire,” was stabbed in the torso inside Cafe Asia near 17th and I streets at about 2 a.m. on Sunday. A man had approached Glover and repeatedly hit then stabbed him, the Baltimore Sun reported.

The D.C. native, also a musician, was released from GW Hospital after he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Sun reported.

Glover, who played a gang leader on “The Wire” and also appeared in the movie “12 Years a Slave,” reportedly was shot 13 times when he was younger in Columbia Heights, the Washington Post reported. His brother died in a D.C. shooting seven years ago, and his son was wounded in a shooting four years later.

Glover appeared with then-Mayor Adrian Fenty in 2007 after his brother died to advocate against gun violence in the city.

This post was updated to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly spelled the name of former mayor Adrian Fenty. It is Adrian, not Adrien. We regret this error.

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