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Northwest D.C. restaurant closed after stabbing

Monday - 3/12/2012, 7:07am  ET

WASHINGTON - Authorities have shut down a restaurant in Northwest Washington following a stabbing over the weekend.

Police say a fight broke out between two men at the Island Café on Upshur Street about 2 a.m. Saturday and that one man was stabbed in the stomach. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier ordered the restaurant in the city's Petworth neighborhood to remain closed for up to 96 hours, pending a review from the city's liquor board. The order went into effect at 6 p.m. Sunday.


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