The Latest: Idaho mass stabbing victim flown to Utah
BOISE, Idaho – The Latest on a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex (all times local):
Boise police say one of the six children injured in a stabbing attack at an Idaho apartment complex Saturday night has been flown to a Salt Lake City hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Police Chief William Bones says refugee organizations have raised money to cover a flight so the child’s mother can join her.
Nine people were injured in the attack, and Bones said some of their lives remain in danger. He said all of the victims will be forever scarred by the physical and emotional injuries they sustained.
Thirty-year-old Timmy Kinner of Los Angeles has been charged with several felonies in connection with the attack. Police say he briefly stayed at the apartment complex but was recently asked to leave because of behavior problems.
Police say Kinner returned to the complex on Saturday and began stabbing children who were attending a birthday party. Three adults who tried to intervene were also stabbed.
Police say the suspect in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex had only been in Boise a short time when the attack occurred Saturday night.
Boise Police Chief William Bones said 30-year-old Timmy Kinner has an extensive criminal record in multiple states. He declined to provide details other than to say it included violent crimes, substance abuse and prison time.
He said Kinner was invited to stay at the low-income apartment complex by a resident who had recently met him. Bones said the resident wanted to give him a helping hand in return for the help she had received from others in the past.
The resident was not among the victims, though several members of refugee families were. Kinner is an American, but the apartment complex houses many refugee families from Syria, Iraq, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Police say the nine victims of a stabbing attack at a Boise, Idaho, apartment complex included refugee families from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia.
The victims included six children who were attending a birthday party at the apartment complex Saturday night. Three adults were also injured while trying to help the children.
Police Chief William Bones said Sunday that 30-year-old Timmy Kinner has been charged with several felonies. Bones said Kinner had been temporarily staying with a resident of the complex but had been asked to leave on Friday because of problems with his behavior.
Megan Schwab with the International Rescue Committee said the violent attack may compound the existing trauma already experienced by the refugee families, many of whom fled war and conflict in hopes of finding safety in the U.S.
Boise, Idaho, police say the suspect in a mass stabbing that injured nine people had targeted a three-year-old girl’s birthday party.
Police Chief William Bones said Sunday that the birthday girl was among the injured, as were five other children aged four to 12. Three adults who tried to save the children were also hurt. Bones said all are alive, although some are gravely injured.
Bones said 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.
Police say Kinner returned Saturday, when the girl was having her party a few doors down from where he had stayed.
The complex houses many resettled refugee families, but Kinner is not a refugee.
Idaho police have identified the suspect in a mass stabbing at a Boise apartment complex as a temporary resident who was recently asked to leave the complex.
Nine people were injured in the Saturday night attack, including six children. Police say four of the victims have life-threatening injuries, but all were still alive Sunday morning.
Thirty-year-old Timmy Kinner is facing nine counts of aggravated battery and six counts of injury to a child.
The Boise Police Department said in a prepared statement that they believe Kinner, from Los Angeles, was a temporary resident of the apartment complex but had been asked to leave on Friday. The complex houses many resettled refugee families, but Kinner is not a refugee. Police said they do not yet have an exact motive for the attack.
11:00 p.m. SATURDAY
Idaho police say nine people are hospitalized and one man is in custody after a mass stabbing at a Boise apartment complex that is home to many refugee families.
The police did not yet have a suspected motive for the Saturday night attack but said a 30-year-old man was in custody.
All nine victims were found inside the apartment complex and in the parking lot, and included some refugees who live in the complex. Boise Police Chief Bill Bones said Saturday night that there are no fatalities but some victims have life-threatening injuries.
Investigators said they did not yet know if the suspect was connected to the victims in any way.
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