Stabbing Spree at Idaho Refugee Apartment Complex – Nine Wounded
At 8:46 p.m. on Saturday, a man with a knife call brought Boise police to an Idaho refugee apartment complex, according to the Idaho Statesman. Timmy Earl Kinner, 30, was arrested for stabbing nine people, many of whom were members of the refugee community. The motive is unknown.
Police arrived at the Wylie Street complex, which houses refugee families, and found 9 people (including 6 children) had been stabbed, some inside the complex, and some out in the parking lot. Police were able to “almost immediately” arrest the suspect at 8:50 p.m. as he attempted to flee north away from the scene.
Police stated that four of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.
“As you can imagine the witnesses in the apartment complex along with the rest of our community are reeling from this attack. 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.” Boise police Chief William Bones
Timmy Kinner was a temporary resident at the complex, though he is from California and not a refugee. He had been asked to leave the complex on Friday, according to Boise police.
Police believe Kinner discarded the weapon. Officers searched for the knife at a nearby canal and locations around the complex. It is not known whether the knife was found.
An update from the Boise Police reads:
“Arrested: Timmy Kinner, 30, Los Angeles, CA
Charges: Aggravated Battery (F) – 9 Counts, Injury to Child (F) – 6 counts
Suspect, Timmy Kinner, was booked into the Ada County Jail last night on nine counts of Aggravated Battery and six counts of Injury to Child. Out of the nine victims, there are six children who were injured in the attack. At this time there have been no changes in the victim’s conditions. As previously stated, four of the victims received life-threatening injuries.
The Boise Police investigation is ongoing. Preliminary evidence shows the suspect was a temporary resident at the apartment complex on Wylie Ln and State St. until he was asked to leave on Friday. The suspect, Timmy Kinner, is not a refugee. The suspect’s exact motives and reasons for attacking specific individuals is still under investigation. “
Roughly 1,000 refugees are resettled in Idaho (primarily Southern Idaho) every year. Boise police stated that this incident had the largest amount of victims for a single crime in Boise history.
#Breaking – Boise Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in the area of W State St & Wylie Ln. One suspect is in custody. Working to get more info. Huge Police and EMS presence here pic.twitter.com/jXcVkgRrQi
— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) July 1, 2018
Nine people were injured – some seriously – in a seemingly unprovoked violent stabbing spree in Boise, Idaho Saturday night. The suspect is in custody. https://t.co/2XMTqh3ULw pic.twitter.com/K1TH1G0OIP
— ABC News (@ABC) July 1, 2018
“Investigators do not know the suspect’s motive and crews were searching a nearby canal for evidence late Saturday night.”https://t.co/kMFzq8t0H6
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) July 1, 2018
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