9 inserted in the Idaho complex; suspect in custody, police say

A suspect was in custody after Saturday night’s mass stabbing in Boise, Idaho, police said.


Nine people were stabbed in an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday night, with four of the victims in critical condition.

A 30-year-old male suspect is taken into custody in connection with the attack, the Idaho Statesman reported.

The complex is home to many refugee families, the report said.

All nine victims were transported to a local hospital, Boise police chief Bill Bones said the paper.

“At this point we haven’t lost anyone, but like I said the injuries are very serious,” Bones said.

No motive has not been determined.

“This incident is not a representation of our community, but a single evil person who attacked people without provocation, that we are aware of at this time,” Bones said.

The police got a report of a stabbing at 8:46 pm, Bone said. They found the victims on the car park and the complex. Witnesses reported that the suspect had fled and police arrested the man a short distance away.

Police the victim, the age ranges varied dramatically and “influenced all aspects of the families who live in the complex.

Bones said the police believe the knife used in the stabbing was discarded by the suspect and the police searched a nearby canal and the area around the apartment complex.

The police closed off nearby streets and later redirected traffic on the lane farthest from the complex with torches and barricades.

Early Sunday morning there were dozens of police cars and officers in the apartment building, with yellow evidence markers placed around the parking lot.

Victim witness coordinators, and counselors were made available for the victims, their family and friends and the other residents of the apartment complex, Bones said.

“Our hearts go out to the victims in the hospital tonight, please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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