A man who cut in line at a "jumbo slice" pizza place on U Street NW early Sunday fought with a man and then stabbed him, police said.
The trouble began about 4 a.m. Sunday when Jose Nelson Melendez Rodriguez skipped ahead in line at Jumbo Pizza on the 1300 block of U Street, according to a police report.
A man told him to leave, and the two went outside, police said.
Rodriguez stabbed the man, and the stabbing victim then punched Rodriguez, knocking him unconscious, police said.
Later, a friend of the stabbing victim kicked Rodriguez in the head.
The stabbing victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Rodriguez, a Northwest D.C. resident, also was taken to a hospital.
Rodriguez was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The man accused of kicking Rodriguez, Justin McKinney of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was charged with assault. It was not clear if either man had a lawyer.
Three pizza shops in Northwest D.C., within walking distance of the crime scene, lay claim to inventing Washington's signature oversized slice, Washington City Paper reported.