UPDATE: MPD, Feds Visit Townhouse Tavern; Arrest Made, Weapon Seized

by Borderstan.com February 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm 1,724 3 Comments

Townhouse Tavern at 1637 R Street NW in D.C.

Townhouse Tavern, 1637 R Street NW.

February 18 update: Sommer Mathis at TBD.com has a follow-up story today including a PDF with the warrant.

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Details are hard to come by from the D.C. police, but a task force involving MPD and federal agencies paid a visit to Townhouse Tavern Thursday afternoon, February 10. The longtime establishment is at 1637 R Street NW, just off the 17th Street corridor.

MPD’s Lt. Scott Dignan told Borderstan, “A warrant was executed, which resulted in one arrest and a weapon recovery.”

Dignan also confirmed that today’s action involved MPD and federal agencies. It was also reported by neighborhood sources that someone was taken from Townhouse in handcuffs.

Dignan is head of Police Service Area 208, which covers the Dupont Circle area.

  • Tyler

    THT is the best bar in DC. We’re all rooting for them.

  • Corcoran

    Townhouse has had a bad reputation for years. After Jack’s was cleaned up (or cleaned out), many of the disreputable neighborhood elements moved to Townhouse to conduct their business. It was only a matter of time before authorities responded to neighborhood concerns and intervened. Just glad that no one was hurt.

  • Rebecca

    Townhouse Tavern is one of the best neighborhood bars in Washington DC. My friends and I always have a blast and the bartenders always treat us well. Stop hating! Go have some fun and enjoy the experience…you will not be disappointed!


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