White ex-con stabs interracial couple after seeing them kiss at bar
Olympia, Washington August 19.
The attack happened about 8:30 p.m. in the state’s capital city on Fourth Avenue, a classic downtown street busy with people going to a local movie theater or visiting bars and restaurants.
Rowe, 32, walked up to the couple and, without warning, yelled a racial slur and lunged with his knife, police say. The blade grazed the woman and went into the man’s hip, according to a news release from Olympia police.
After the attack, Rowe ran off as stunned onlookers dialed 911. Unfortunately, he was apprehended following a short chase.
Rowe, who had recently been released from Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, was arrested and booked into the Thurston County Jail on two charges of first-degree assault and possible malicious harassment.