5 Injured in DC Bar Stabbing

Manhunt for suspect begins after five people were stabbed while attending a birthday party at a bar near the White House.
1:43 | 12/28/14

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We move on to a violent incident near the white house, five people stabbed while at a birthday party at a bar 8 blocks away. This morning a manhunt for a suspect. Bazi kanani is on the story. Reporter: This is an area popular with students and normally quiet during the holidays, but this morning investigators still don't know what led to the brutal assault. The alarming crime scene at a popular hangout at the nation's capital. Washington D.C. Police still looking this morning for the man who got away with a knife after stabbing five people celebrating a birthday inside Mcfadden's restaurant and bar on Pennsylvania avenue, 8 blocks from the white house. Heard a bunch of commotion outside and started to see all the cops and the emergency personnel arrive. Reporter: The attack early Saturday morning when police say a fight broke out. One witness said he jumped over the bar trying to break it up, not realizing a deadly weapon was in the middle of it. It got hairy, first between two people and then a bunch of people got involved and there was blood all over the floor. Reporter: Five men stabbed in their back, legs and arms, one in his chest and kidney. All of them told police they didn't know the attacker described as a black man about 5'8", wearing a trench coat, plaid Shila and bck or blue jeans. Police working to capture the armed suspect, gathering forensic evidence to help keep him from another chance to disrupt the holiday peace. All of the stabbing victims were rushed to a nearby hospital. Their injuries serious but this morning police say thankfully they are all expected to recover.

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