Wire Star Beaten, Stabbed at Nightclub
Anwan Glover expected to make full recovery
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2014 3:14 AM CDT
Glover, 41, was treated in hospital and released.   (jointventureent)

(Newser) Wire actor Anwan Glover is expected to make a full recovery after being beaten, kicked, and stabbed by unknown attackers at a nightclub in Washington, DC, early yesterday. According to a police report seen by the Washington Post, the 41-year-old was punched to the floor of Cafe Asia and heard somebody shout, "He has got a knife" before feeling a sharp pain in his side. Glover, who was treated for a laceration wound in the hospital, played gangster Slim Charles in The Wire and also starred in 12 Years a Slave and several episodes of Treme.

"He has no idea who did it, or why," the actor's rep tells E! Online. Glover, who was shot 13 times as a youth and whose brother was shot dead in 2007, has taken part in anti-violence campaigns. "I am not a stranger to adversity and when shown hate, I'm going to spread love. I am recovering and will be back soon," he wrote in an Instagram post. "My flesh may be stabbed but my spirit is unbreakable."

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Aug 11, 2014 10:16 PM CDT
I guess it is easy to be tough on screen. Where is Al Sharpton and others of his persuasion when you need them? Given the D.C. location can't fault white folks this time.
Tony Ventana
Aug 5, 2014 9:42 PM CDT
Ho hum. Violence on the streets of D.C? What else is new?
Aug 4, 2014 1:32 PM CDT
"....shot 13 times as a youth and whose brother was shot dead in 2007....and he was stabbed yesterday." Is there something wrong with this picture? Maybe he is hanging around the wrong people and places? I'm sure he didn't know the perpetrators for all the other incidents ;o) "....when shown hate, I'm going to spread love." How's that working out for you?