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A man from out of the state perpetrated a mass stabbing of refugees in Boise pic.twitter.com/aWpLGG7G3z— joe (@JoeTacopino) July 1, 2018
From Boise public radio:
9 people have been hospitalized in Boise – including refugees – in what police say is the single most severe attack in the city’s history.
4 victims sustained life-threatening injuries, according to police. During a press conference, Boise Police Chief Bill Bones released no further information on the victims’ ages or nationalities Saturday night...
Police say a 30-year-old male suspect is in custody, but the motive for the attack isn’t immediately clear. Bones said the man came from out of state. It’s unclear how long he may have been in Idaho....
They say victims, who include members of the refugee community, were found both inside the apartment complex and in the parking lot.
|Attacker Timmy Kinner|
A man who had been asked to leave an apartment complex in Boise returned the next day and stabbed children celebrating a 3-year-old girl's birthday, authorities said Sunday. Six children, ages four to 12, were injured in the attack, along with three adults who rushed to their defense. Boise Police Chief William Bones said the victims are alive but some are gravely injured.
A resident of the apartment complex where the stabbing took place had allowed 30-year-old Timmy Kinner to stay there a short time, but asked him to leave Friday because of his behavior, Bones said. Kinner returned Saturday, when the girl was having her party a few doors down from where he had stayed, according to police.