Assault Investigation

City of Olympia
Date of Release: January 10, 2019

Paul Lower

Assault Investigation

Man stabbed in Downtown Olympia  

On January 10, 2019, at about 7:15 a.m., Olympia Police Officers were dispatched to a reported assault that had just occurred at the intersection of State Avenue and Franklin Street. Multiple Officers responded to the scene and found one adult male victim who had been stabbed twice--once in the chest and once in the leg/hip area. The 55-year-old victim was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital in critical condition. Currently, the victim is recovering at the hospital from his injuries.

Through investigation, Officers learned that the victim and suspect were engaged in an argument regarding the exchange of property and during the course of that argument, the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. Witnesses reported that the suspect then fled the scene on a bicycle. Witnesses described the suspect as a possible Hispanic male, wearing a dark coat and riding a purple BMX style bicycle.

Olympia Police Department Detectives responded to the scene and continued the investigation. State Avenue and the Intercity Transit Bus Terminal temporarily closed for a few hours as law enforcement processed the scene and canvassed the area for leads.

At this time, this case is still under investigation by Detectives who are working with Patrol Services and Walking Patrol to develop leads. 

If anyone has information about this crime, please contact the Olympia Police Department Detective Division at 360.753.8300.