A black male entered McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon on Saturday night and stabbed five people before fleeing the popular establishment.
There were reports of blood all over the floor.
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) December 28, 2014
Police are still searching for the suspect who reportedly did not know the people he attacked.
The Washington Post reported:
Five people were stabbed early Saturday inside a popular Northwest Washington restaurant and bar near George Washington University, and a man wearing a tan trench coat was being sought, police said.
At least two of the victims were seriously injured, but all are expected to survive the attack, which took place about 12:30 a.m. inside McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, said Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. police spokesman.
Police issued a lookout for a black man of medium height, wearing a trench coat, plaid shirt and black or blue jeans.
The assailant eluded a police search and was last seen heading east on Pennsylvania Avenue, GWU police said in a campus safety alert issued about 2:30 a.m.
McFadden’s, a popular nightspot whose Web site calls it “DC’s Best Party Bar,” was closed during its regular lunch and dinner hours Saturday. As night fell, the only commotion came from a local television news crew.
The bar and restaurant is eight blocks from the White House.
— PlateLessOrdinary (@PlateLsOrdinary) December 27, 2014