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Actor Anwan Glover stabbed at nightclub in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON - Actor Anwan Glover -- known for playing Slim Charles, a gang member in the TV series "The Wire" -- has been stabbed at a District of Columbia nightclub.

According to a police report obtained by The Washington Post, Glover told investigators he was at Cafe Asia in downtown Washington on Saturday night when an unknown person punched him and another person hit him on the back of the head.

Glover told police he was then kicked repeatedly and felt a sharp pain in his side. During the incident, someone yelled "He has a knife."

Glover, who is also the founder of a popular go-go band, was treated for a laceration at George Washington University Hospital. The 41-year-old actor lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and most recently appeared in the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave." He has also participated in anti-violence campaigns.

CBS affiliate WUSA in Washington, D.C., reports that Glover has been shot several times before. Additionally, his son was once reportedly shot for his shoes.

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