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Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery at Barcelona Wine Bar

A man with a knife entered the restaurant.

Barcelona Wine Bar
Barcelona Wine Bar

A masked man armed with a knife entered Barcelona Wine Bar last night, attempting to rob either the restaurant or its patrons.

Borderstan reports Akintola Olowofoyeku was arrested for the alleged crime early this morning. Police say a bartender at the 14th Street restaurant apprehended the man by knocking him out. No patrons or employees appear to have been hurt during the incident.

Eater reached out to the wine bar this morning for any comment or further details.

It's been a tough summer for D.C. in terms of crime, with the homicide count nearing 100 and crimes spread throughout several neighborhoods.

UPDATE: A resident (the same person who started the #DumpTrump online petition) has started a fundraising campaign to tip the bartender involved.

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