Police issue warning to P.G. club after assault

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Ben Giles

Prince George's County police put a Lanham club on notice following an investigation into a Nov. 22 assault that allegedly occurred at the club.

Two victims told police that when they arrived at Marygolds Family Event Center, located at the 8800 block of Annapolis Road, in the early morning hours that Thursday, they were soon attacked by an unknown suspect who cut and stabbed them, according to authorities.

Both men suffered non-life threatening injuries. Detectives are working to identify a suspect.

While investigating the assault, police discovered that the club was hosting dancing without the proper permit. The Prince George's County Council passed emergency legislation in 2011 that allows police to use permitting laws to fine and close clubs associated with violent crimes.

Criminal charges could be filed, and the club may be shut down, if it continues to operate in violation of the county's permit laws, police warned.

Calls to the event center were not immediately returned.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call the police at 301-390-2160. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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