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Man Arrested in Triple Stabbing at Maryland Nightclub

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    Police say an arrest has been made in triple stabbing that followed a fight inside a Fort Washington nightclub. (Published Monday, April 4, 2016)

    A suspect was arrested in a triple stabbing that followed a fight early Monday inside a nightclub in Fort Washington, Maryland.

    Philip Harrington, 33, stabbed two other patrons during a fight and also stabbed a security guard who tried to break up the fight, according to a preliminary investigation. 

    Officers were called just after 2 a.m. Monday to Martini's Restaurant & Lounge on Cady Drive, where police say three men -- including a security guard -- were stabbed after an altercation inside and outside the business. 

    All three victims were taken to a hospital are expected to be OK. Two of the victims are expected to be released from a hospital Monday evening.

    "From what they told me, it was something that started from someone with an argument, which is usually the case," said Robert Graham, the owner of a business nearby. "And then it led to outside."

    Harrington, of Southeast D.C., was arrested outside the venue. He was charged with three counts of first- and second-degree assault.

    Club patrons who know the owner and have gone to Martini's for years said the violence is out of the ordinary.

    The club is now closed due to public safety concerns, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department at 301-749-5064. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD" plus their message to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online.