Brutal stabbing leave 6 children in the hospital
Six children, three adults in the hospital Boise attack. Fox News’ Jeff Paul reports.
The suspect accused of stabbing nine people, including six children, in an Idaho apartment complex was a birthday party to “take revenge” after he was asked to leave, police said Sunday.
A visibly emotional Boise chief of police William Bones, described how workers were injured in the street and in the hallways after the Saturday evening attack. He said that the-year-old girl, a three-year-old, was one of the victims, along with five other children between the ages of four and 12 years old.
He said that some of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries and added that “the level of some of the injuries will be life-changing in a very negative way.”
Timmy Earl Kinner, 30, of Los Angeles, was arrested and charged with nine counts of battery and aggravated assault and six counts of injury to a child. Bones said Kinner had a long criminal record, weapons charges and arrests for “violence against others” and served prison time in Kentucky.
Authorities said that suspect Timmy Earl Kinner, left, had a long criminal record, including a prison sentence in Kentucky.
(Ada County Sheriff’s Office/KBOI via NNS)
Bones said Kinner had been staying with a female resident of the apartment complex who had offered him a place to stay as a “helping hand.” However, the woman realized that the scheme was not worked and asked Kinner to leave Friday. The chief said Kinner had to leave “quietly” when prompted. The woman with whom he had his stay was not at the complex when the attack began to grow, while the birthday was a few doors away.
The researchers said that the victims were recently moved refugee families from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia. However, Bones said that there was no evidence that the attack was a hate crime.
On Sunday, colorful bouquets rested just outside the crime-scene tape. The apartment complex is located close to one of Boise’s busier streets, separated from traffic by one of the many irrigation channels that run through the city. Bones said the police had recovered from the “great folding knives” knife Kinner was believed to have been used in the attack on the canal.
Bones had said that the attack resulted in the most casualties in a single incident in Boise, Police Department of the history.
“It’s just something we just don’t see in Boise,” he told reporters Sunday. “The tears you heart apart.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.