12/27/2014 11:22 am ET Updated Feb 26, 2015

5 People Stabbed In Washington D.C. Restaurant


WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Five people were stabbed early on Saturday in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., police said.

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at McFadden's, a popular restaurant and nightclub on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House in the nation's capital.

All five victims were taken to hospital with knife wounds, a police spokesman said Saturday. Their identities have not been released.

Police said the stabbing happened inside the bar. Photos posted on Twitter Saturday show a blood-splattered sidewalk.

Calls to McFadden's requesting comment were not returned. (Reporting by John Clarke; Editing by Frank McGurty and Alison Williams)