A white supremacist attacked a mixed race couple out side an Olympia bar after seeing them be affectionate. The man who attacked, 32 year old Daniel Rowe approached the couple calmly and then yelled a racial slur and lunged at them with a knife according to news reports. The knife grazed the woman but stuck into the hip of her boyfriend and then ran off. Neither victim new the attacker and it seemed to be unprovoked.

The 47 year old victim who was stabbed in the hip then chased Rowe down and "tripped him up". Police say Rowe hit his head after he was tripped and was knocked unconscious and was still unconscious when the police arrived at the scene.