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White supremacist stabs black man in Olympia, Washington

A man who claimed to be affiliated with a white supremacist group stabbed a black man in Olympia, the capital of Washington state, and told police he was lashing out at Black Lives Matter protesters, authorities said on Thursday. The motive for the attack on Tuesday night “seems to be purely racial,” Laura Wohl, an Olympia police spokeswoman, said in a telephone interview. Daniel Rowe, 32, was held in jail in lieu of bail of $500,000 after he was arrested for assault in connection with the attack, Wohl said. The 47-year-old black man and his white girlfriend, who is 35, had left a bar when Rowe approached them with a “weird” smile, according to a probable cause statement filed in court. Rowe stabbed Stevenson with a 3-inch knife and accidentally cut the woman lightly, Wohl said. After the assailant ran off, Stevenson chased him and sent him headlong into a car, according to the probable …

August 18, 2016 2:52 pm
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