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Man Stabbed in Halloween Bar Fight at Reston Town Center

by Karen Goff — November 2, 2015 at 10:00 am 32 Comments

Fairfax County Police Updated 2 p.m. Monday with description of suspect and victim.

A fight in the bar at Clyde’s at Reston Town Center ended with a man stabbed with an unknown object and taken to Reston Hospital Center.

Fairfax County Police said they were called to Clyde’s about 1:21 a.m. on Sunday for a report of an aggravated assault.

A 24-year-old Vienna man and his 26-year-old girlfriend from Fairfax were at the bar when an unknown man approached and started to flirt with the girlfriend. A verbal argument began between the boyfriend and the unknown man and it escalated into a physical altercation, police said.

The unknown man produced a knife and allegedly cut the boyfriend and then fled. The suspect was described as Hispanic, wearing a black jacket, a white shirt and blue jeans.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at703-691-2131 .

  • Meh

    Was further information in respect to the suspect released? If so, are you withholding? And if not, did you even axe?

    • ClarendonBros

      Axe me no questions and I will tell you no lies. William Shakespeare.

      • Mike M

        An Army friend of mine once said, “If you have questions, axe! But be Pacific.”

      • Ming the Merciless

        “I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little axe.” — Ramon Mercader

    • Karen Goff

      They know who it is and working on arrest warrant. So they are not going to give me details until/if arrest happens.

      • Keith

        I was there and helped the victim with his wounds until the medics arrived. Some of the comments made here are pretty sad. Would you say or act the same if this had been your son bleeding from multiple stab wounds as the bartender continued to mix and serve drinks just two feet away as I was pleading for more napkins or a towel from him to use to apply pressure to the wounds. Pretty disgusted with most of you to be honest!!!

        • el meh

          can you confirm what the patch is reporting?

          The suspect has been identified as an Hispanic man. He was wearing a dark jacket, jeans and a white shirt.

          http://patch.com/virginia/reston/police-stabbing-clydes-reston-during-halloween-party-0

          • Karen Goff

            Those details were released in the official police blotter item this afternoon and have been added to this article.

          • Keith

            You want to know what I saw as I helped this wound young man let me know. What I can tell you will shock you! I am speaking with the mother of the victim tonight but will not give her name or discuss what we talk about as she just want s to thank me for helping her son. That conversation will always remain private. I just need to share what I saw as it is really bothering me, really bothering me!!!! I can not give you my number but if you are a reporter you will figure out how to reach me. I am on face book.

          • Karen Goff

            Keith – feel free to contact me at news (at) restonnow.com if you want to have a private conversation.

        • meh

          Was the victim a liberal? If so you can ask how he feels about sanctuary cities now.

        • Mike M

          Save your disgust for the felonious knifer, Keith.

          So you are saying Clyde’s ignored the fact that they had someone stabbed at their bar? That’s news. Could it be the bartender knew the perp?

          Got anything else to add to the story?

        • Keith

          I have a lot to add about how Clyde’s handled this whole issue but I will keep it to myself unless someone really shows me they give a shit and really wants to hold them accountable for how they handled themselves while I worked to keep this victim from bleeding out on a bench right In front of the hostess stand! I just can’t believe the lack of response by the employees. For the ten minutes I was helping this young man not once did I see the manager was screaming for to find more help. I dont want to make any enemies but how can I stay quite about what I saw as this man was bleeding from his head, chest and stomach. To see a bartender serving drinks while I was keeping compression on two stab wounds was……….I can’t put it into words…..sorry. If someone wants to sit and listen to what I saw fine but until then I have said enough. Shame on Clyde’s! They may never welcome me in there again if they read this but maybe that is a good thing for me.

          • miss Reston

            You’ve given a fair amount of information despite claiming you want to keep it to yourself. I hope you can back up your claims because otherwise this is slander.

          • Miss Reston

            Pardon. Libel.

          • meh

            Its up to clydes to hire doormen/bouncers to keep it from becoming a 3rd world bodega. Its time to hire Dalton to clean the place up.

          • Miss Reston

            there are doormen and bouncers at clyde’s on busy nights like this.

          • RestonGal

            Thank you for doing what you did. I hope there is an investigation into Clyde’s appalling lack of response.

        • Anonygirl

          Keith… Is this the Keith that knows StP?

    • Mike M

      ‘Round closing time, if someone offends me, I just stick them with my “sharp object.” Then, I hand it off to my friend. Just like jail. I wonder if this perp even remembers what he did. But he is obviously an animal or he wouldn’t assault and stab someone even when out of his mind.

  • ClarendonBros

    Axe me no questions, and I will tell you no lies.

  • John Q Public

    Clown Center in full beast mode

  • riberal

    we need to ban “the unidentified weapon” to keep our society safe.

    • Scott H

      Yes. Sensible unidentified weapon control legislation is a no-brainer.

      • John Higgins

        Oh, no. I will oppose background checks at craft shows and yard sales. Does the Second Amendment mean nothing?

    • meh

      I blame the “unidentified weapon” lobby. They are too involved with the politicans

    • Chuck Morningwood

      They will only take my “unidentified weapon” when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers …but likely I’ll go blind first and have hairy palms.

  • Sour Wingz!!!

    This sort of thing doesn’t happen at Hooters… #HootersForReston Just saying…

  • meH

    I wonder if there was a language barrier between the two parties that caused this to escalate. Some cultural behavior south of the border might be seen as rude or assault in reston.

  • Karen Goff

    Note the story has been updated to add a few more details. re: knife, suspect and victim

  • Meh

    Hispanic you say? Do the police have any further information regarding the legal status of the individual? Also, it might be time to ban knives. Perhaps stop the issue where people buy these at yard-sales or without background checks.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Because criminals could never drive from South Reston to North Reston…

    Because there is no Section 8 housing in North Reston…

    Thus shall our paradise remain untainted by crime.

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