Hst NE Bar Closed:Owner Allegedly Pulled a Gun on Employee

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Halftime Sports Bar Shuttered by MPD     The above notice was posted on the door to Halftime Sports Bar  On a day when one would expect to see crowds gathered in local sports bars, Halftime Sports Bar (1427 H Street) sits empty. A notice posted in the front window indicated that the MPD closed the bar down effective 11:12pm January 31st. I was first alerted to this situation by Chris Miller (who is the ANC Commissioner for 6C05) via Twitter (@cemiller9903). Miller indicated that he was on an MPD ride-along last night when an officer informed him that there had been an altercation on Friday and the MPD had discovered that the owner of the establishment had a gun in his possession. I ventured over earlier today to verify the closure. Upon sitting down to write this post I realized that Jay Williams (former ANC rep. from ANC 6A and current Chair of the ANC 6A ABL Committee) was tweeting more details about the incident. Among these details: the owner allegedly pulled a gun during the altercation and MPD Chief Cathy Lanier is recommending that the bar's liquor license be revoked. Ultimately that decision rests with ABRA, but Lanier has the ability to shutter an establishment for up to 96 hours if she:  "finds that continued operation of [an] establishment would present an imminent danger to the health, safety, and welfare of the public; that there is an additional imminent danger to the health and welfare of the public by not closing [an] establishment; and that there is no immediately available measure to ameliorate these findings."  According to its Twitter feed, Halftime featured a live band on Friday.      +++++++++++++++  UPDATE  +++++++++++++++   Jay Williams emailed me [Frozen Tropics] a copy of the letter from MPD regarding the event. It seems to be missing part of a page (Williams received it in this condition), but the story is insane. It says that Halftime owner Karl Graham allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot someone who was arrested for destruction of property at the establishment after he allegedly broke glasses and knocked things over. MPD recovered an H&K 40 caliber semi-automatic .40 caliber pistol from Mr. Graham. MPD appears (this is where it cuts off) to have taken a report for an assault with a dangerous weapon.   +++++++++++++ UPDATE +++++++++++++  The following was posted to an MPD listserv yesterday:  Re: [MPD-1D] Daily Crime Report - 1D An argument inside the Halftime Sports Bar between two employees led to the victim being threatened with a handgun. This case was close with the arrest of the offender and the establishment has been closed for 96 hours but the Chief of Police pending a hearing by the ABC board.   Thank you.   Cmdr. Jeff Brown First District 101 M St SW Washington, DC 20024 (202) 299-2037  On Feb 1, 2015, at 4:24 PM, ****** ******** j******@gmail.com [MPD-1D] <MPD-1D@yahoogroups.com> wrote:   Can you please provide more info about this incident? Thank you.   PSA: 104 CCN: 15015202 RPT DATE: 01/31/2015 02:11 OFFENSE: Assault W/Dangerous Weapon METHOD: Adw -- Gun   BLOCK: 1401 - 1433 BLOCK OF H STREET NE LOCATION: Bar/Night Club START DT: 01/30/2015 18:00 END DT: 01/30/2015 18:05  Sent from my iPhone  On Feb 1, 2015, at 2:57 AM, mpd.reports@dc.gov [MPD-1D] <MPD-1D@yahoogroups.com> wrote:  PSA: 104 CCN: 15015202 RPT DATE: 01/31/2015 02:11 OFFENSE: Assault W/Dangerous Weapon METHOD: Adw -- Gun  BLOCK: 1401 - 1433 BLOCK OF H STREET NE LOCATION: Bar/Night Club START DT: 01/30/2015 18:00 END DT: 01/30/2015 18:05 __._,_.___ Posted by: "Brown, Jeff (MPD)" <jeff.brown@dc.gov>

  

 
Source: http://frozentropics.blogspot.com/2015/02/...