A 32-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first degree assault after attacking an interracial couple who were sharing a kiss outside a restaurant in Washington DC.
Daniel Rowe - who was also charged with malicious harassment - approached the African-American man and white woman and immediately started stabbing them, say police.
Rowe allegedly initiated the attack without speaking to either victim, instead lunging at them while shouting a racial slur.
The attacked man was pierced in the hip, but managed to get to his feet and restrain Rowe, before the police came and arrested him.
Neither victim was left with serious injuries.
Self-confessed white supremacist Rowe is said to have admitted to the stabbing and a police spokesperson said he "made many, many references to racist things" while being interviewed.
Rowe, who has tattoos that read 'White Power' and 'Skinhead', will be in court over the incident on August 30.