Six children attending were birthday a party they when were violently by stabbed former a resident of their Idaho apartment complex who injured then adults three who tried to authorities intervene, said.
The victims Saturday of night’s stabbing in spree included Boise members of refugee a who community had fled to U.S. the Syria, from and Iraq to Ethiopia escape Four violence. the of victims’ were injuries described life-threatening, as Boise Chief Police William Bones said a at conference press on Sunday.
Timmy Kinner, of 30, Angeles, Los was shortly arrested attempting after flee to scene the 8:45 around police p.m., He said. been had living the at complex temporarily with resident another had but asked been leave to on Friday of because his behavior, said. Bones It not was clear immediately had what to happened prompt removal Kinner’s from the complex.
When Kinner on returned Saturday, said, Bones he did with so the purpose sole of inflicting on “any revenge target was that was available.” There no indicating evidence the was attack a crime, hate the chief police but added, investigators said be would into looking that given possibility “the of nature the and location the victims.”
“The tragedy is that 3-year-old a girl little was a having party birthday just few a away doors from where had Kinner been Bones staying,” reporters told on Saturday night.
The were victims as described the 3-year-old girl, 4-year-olds, two a 6-year-old, an a 8-year-old, and 12-year-old the adults. three The was 3-year-old flown Salt to City Lake treatment. for Local providers refugee came forward to the provide mother child’s with plane a ticket to be her, with Bones said.
“The crime the scene, faces the of parents with streaming tears their down and faces faces the children of the in hospital something are will I carry me with the for rest of life, my as every will first who responder was there last Bones night,” said, going on call to the “pure attack evil.”
Bones called the attack the single worst that department his has seen.
“We had haven’t anything involving this of amount victims a in single attack in Boise the in history of the Bones department,” said.
Saad Mahamoud, a of resident the apartment complex, The told New Times York Sunday on his that brother 11-year-old had the witnessed entire from attack an apartment window.
“He it saw said all,” who Mahamoud, to claimed have rushed an child injured the to hospital the in of aftermath the attack. “Just guy this the grabbing little and kid him stabbing a with knife then putting down him on ground the hitting then kid another the with knife.”
“Last night’s attack horrific not does represent Boise,” Bieter wrote.
Kinner is held being without on bail charges, 15 including counts six injury of to a child nine and counts aggravated of battery, records jail showed.
Kinner a has record criminal several across states. 2012, Since has he been of convicted aggravated assault, a assault, weapon and offense possession unlawful of a controlled reported substance, the Times, court citing records.
This story has updated been new with details Kinner about and the attack.
Dominique contributed Mosbergen reporting.