Stabbing at nightclub is the second near campus in seven days

A stabbing at a nightclub near campus Saturday left one man with serious injuries.

The man was stabbed at the New Zanzibar Nightclub, located at 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., following an argument, police told the Washington Post. Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Ricardo Johnson of Northeast D.C. was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill in the case.

It marks the second stabbing near campus in the past two weekends, after an attack with a knife at McFadden’s on Dec. 27 left five people seriously injured. The bar’s liquor license was suspended after the incident, and police are searching for two persons of interest in the case.

The victim in the Zanzibar case was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, WUSA 9 reported. Police were called to the scene at about 1:10 a.m.

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier ordered the nightclub to shut down for 96 hours after the incident.

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