9 injured in mass stabbing attack in Boise apartment complex, suspect identified

Police said there were 9 victims seriously injured in a mass stabbing attack in a Boise apartment complex Sat. June 30, 2018. (Image: KBOI)

The Boise Police Department reported nine people were in the hospital, some with life-threatening injuries, after they were stabbed at an apartment complex Saturday night.

Officers identified the suspect Timmy Kinner, 30, of Los Angeles. He was arrested and charged with nine counts of felony aggravated battery and six counts of felony injury to a child.

Authorities said four of the nine people have life-threatening injuries. Some of the victims are members of Boise's refugee community. Police said Kinner is not a refugee.

Investigators said the preliminary evidence shows that Kinner was a temporary resident at an apartment complex at State Street and Wylie Lane, where the stabbings took place. Kinner was reportedly asked to leave the apartments Friday.

The motive for the stabbings is still being investigated.

"We haven't had anything involving this amount of victims in a single attack in Boise in the history of the department. Obviously it's something you hope never comes to your city," Boise Police Chief Bill Bones said in a statement Saturday night.

"You can imagine this is a very tight-knit community here in this apartment complex. The attack had a devastating effect on the people," Bones continued. He said the police department will do everything possible to immediately provide services to the victims and their families and work with them in the coming days and weeks.

Crews were searching a nearby canal for evidence late Saturday night. Ada County Dispatchers received a call about a man with a knife around 8:45 p.m.

The victims range in age. Some were found inside the Wylie Lane Apartments complex, others were found in the nearby parking lot.

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