From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.
A man and a woman were stabbed near the intersection of 14th and U Streets NW early Sunday morning. The incident occurred outside Patty Boom Boom at 1359 U Street NW.
According to an investigation by the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA), the suspect and two victims had a verbal altercation inside Patty Boom Boom and were removed from the club. The three then became involved in a physical fight outside that was broken up by security personnel.
During the fight, the male victim was stabbed in the chest and left shoulder and the female victim was stabbed under her left breast. The injuries suffered were minor and non-life threatening according to police and the victims drove themselves to the hospital.
Police are still searching for the suspect. He is described as a black male, about 5’9″ with a stocky build and a beard. He was last seen wearing an orange sweater, jeans and a beanie, according to the Washington Examiner. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) at 202-727-9099.
According to Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), MPD and ABRA continue their investigation in the case and no decision has been made by MPD Chief Cathy Lanier on whether or not to temporarily shut down Patty Boom Boom. She has previously closed other U Street bars for violent incidents including Tabaq Bistro, Tap & Parlour and Indulj.