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BOISE, Idaho, July 1, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Boise police have identified a suspect after nine people were stabbed at an apartment complex on Wylie Lane and State Street on Saturday night.
Timmy Kinner, 30, from Los Angeles, has been booked into Ada County Jail on nine felony counts of aggravated battery and six felony counts of injury to a child, according to a Sunday morning news release from Boise Police Department.
Six of the nine people injured are children, the news release said, and four of the victims received life-threatening injuries. At this time there have been no changes in the victim’s conditions, officials said.
Preliminary evidence shows the suspect was a temporary resident at the apartment complex on Wylie Lane and State Street until he was asked to leave on Friday.
Officers were dispatched at 8:46 p.m. on a call about a man with a knife, an initial news release said.
When police arrived at the apartment complex, they found the suspect within a few minutes and took him into custody as he was heading north near the apartments.
Other officers located nine victims inside and outside of the apartments and immediately rendered first aid.
The victims were taken to a local hospital.
According to the news release, the victims include members of Boise’s refugee community. Boise Police victim-witness coordinators and counselors will be assisting the families and witnesses in the days and weeks ahead.
“As you can imagine, the witnesses in the apartment complex along with the rest of our community are reeling from this attack,” Police Chief William Bones said in the release.
“This incident is not a representation of our community, but a single evil individual who attacked people without provocation that we are aware of at this time. Our hearts go out to the victims who are in the hospital tonight, please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.”
The investigation is ongoing. Kinner is not a refugee, officials said. His exact motives and reasons for attacking specific individuals is still under investigation.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.