Anwan Glover, Former Wire Star, Stabbed in Nightclub Attack

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Anwan Glover, an actor best known for his role as Slim Charles on The Wire, was stabbed during a nightclub brawl in Washington D.C. early yesterday morning.

According to The Washington Post, Glover was on the second floor of Cafe Asia when he was punched by a fellow patron.

The actor then turned to face this stranger, only to be hit on the back of the head by another individual, causing him to slip on the floor.

Glover told authorities that he was kicked multiple times and heard someone shout, "He has a knife!” He then felt a sharp pain in his right side.

The 37-year-old actor was taken to George Washington University Hospital and treated for laceration on his torso.

It remains unclear what started the fight and/or why these men attacked Glover.

Anwar's rep released a short statement following the incident, saying his client appreciates everyone's concerns and they they are "helping him get through this."

Glover also appeared in 12 Years a Slave and has participated in anti-violence campaigns away from the camera.

His brother died in a 2007 shooting and Glover was reportedly shot 13 times as a child in the Washington's Columbia Heights area.

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