Board extends suspension of McFadden’s liquor license

WASHINGTON – A D.C. bar that was the scene of a stabbing that injured five people last month will have its liquor license suspension extended.

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board continued the liquor license suspension for McFadden’s during a hearing Friday morning. The board also set another hearing for Jan. 28 to make a final decision whether to revoke, fine or further suspend the Pennsylvania Avenue bar’s license.

In a statement, the board says that the District’s new attorney general will also have the opportunity to bring charges against the establishment at the next hearing.

The board initially suspended McFadden’s license following a Dec. 27 stabbing because the bar posed a threat to public safety.

The board’s investigation found that patrons attacked police and employees of the bar escorted the assailant out of the bar instead of holding him for police. The bar didn’t have sufficient security for the size of the crowd and the bar had exceeded its capacity.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier temporarily closed the bar after the wild brawl.

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