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Man Arrested for Fatal Stabbing at Downtown Club Barcode

by Tim Regan February 18, 2016 at 8:30 am 0

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D.C. Police have arrested the man they say stabbed and killed someone at Barcode (1101 17th St. NW) on Jan. 31.

Authorities said 35-year-old Antoine Byrd stabbed 29-year-old Robinson Pal and another man during a large fight that involved an “unruly and aggressive crowd” inside the bar around 11:40 p.m. that night.

Though Pal died of his injuries shortly after the assault, the other man survived the attack with minor injuries. Investigators later found a bloody knife and several pieces of broken glass inside the business.

Byrd was arrested yesterday and charged with murder one while armed. A lawyer for Byrd wasn’t immediately available to comment on the case.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier ordered Barcode closed for 96 hours after the stabbing occurred. The bar has since reopened and is once again serving alcohol.

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