D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has officially shut down the Island Cafe on Upshur Street in Petworth following a stabbing early Saturday morning.
D.C. Police Chief Shuts Down Nightclub After Stabbing
Island Cafe closed for 96 hours
Darcy Spencer reports on the Island Cafe in Northwest Washington that was temporarily closed by D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier after a stabbing Saturday morning. (Published Monday, March 12, 2012)
Updated at 10:23 AM EDT on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012
Police told News4 the man was stabbed in the stomach while arguing with another man at around 2 a.m. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently in stable condition.
This isn’t the first time Lanier has ordered the Island Café closed. She gave the same order in March 2008 after a man was shot inside the same club.
Lanier's order is officially an emergency closure of the club that will be in effect for up to 96 hours, pending a hearing by the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The order went into effect at 6 p.m. Sunday evening.