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Washington D.C. - Stabbing Inside The Fireplace Bar Leaves 3 Men Injured

The Fireplace in Washington D.C
Published: June 24, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 2, 2020

3 Men Stabbed Inside Gay Bar in Washington D.C.

The Washington Blade claims around 1:45 a.m. on June 16th three victims and two suspects got into a verbal altercation on the second floor of the Fireplace bar located on 2161 P St NW. During the dispute, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed the three victims. Both suspects fled the scene. All of the victims were treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A surveillance camera reveals two men who could be the wanted suspects. The Metropolitan Police Department asks anyone with information about the situation to call (202) 727-9099.

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Legal Recourse For Bar Stabbing Victims and Their Families

Attorney contributor and gun crime lawyer Laurence Banville represents victims of bar shootings in civil lawsuits. Mr. Banville shares his thoughts on the legal options available to these victims and their families.

All commercial property owners have a legal duty to protect their patrons and employees from any preventable dangers. Part of this duty includes providing adequate security such as hiring security guards and installing surveillance cameras. Property owners must do everything in their power to prevent violent crime from injuring their customers and employees.

Bar owners that fail to fulfill this duty may be considered negligent. Generally speaking, in order for a bar owner to be held liable for a violent crime such as a stabbing or shooting, it must be considered reasonably foreseeable and needs to have only occurred due to negligent security. For instance, if the bar has had a prior history of violent crime and no security improvements were made, then the owner may be considered partially responsible for the crime that took place.

Sources:

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/06/18/three-people-stabbed-inside-gay-bar-in-dupont-circle/

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