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The Latest: Idaho mass stabbing victim flown to Utah

BOISE, Idaho – The Latest on a mass stabbing in an Idaho apartment complex (all times are local):

3:15 pm

Boise police say one of the six children injured in a stabbing attack on an Idaho apartment complex Saturday night flown to Salt Lake City hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Police chief William Bones said refugee organizations have raised money for a flight so the child’s mother can join her.

Nine people were injured in the attack, and the Bones said that some of their lives remain in danger. He said that all the victims will be forever scarred by the physical and emotional injuries that they have suffered.

Thirty-year-old Timmy Kinner of Los Angeles is charged with several crimes in connection with the attack. Police say he briefly resided in the apartment complex, but was recently asked to leave because of behavior problems.

Police say Kinner back to the complex on Saturday and started to cross children attending a birthday party. Three adults who tried to intervene were also stabbed.

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3:00 p.m.

The police says that the suspect in a mass stabbing in an Idaho apartment complex was in Boise for a short time, when the attack took place on Saturday night.

Boise police chief William Bones said a 30-year-old Timmy Kinner has an extensive criminal record in multiple states. He refused to provide information other than to say that it included violent crime, drug abuse and prison time.

He said: Kinner was invited to stay in the low-income apartment complex by a resident who recently had a meeting with him. Bones said the resident wanted to give him a hand to help in exchange for the assistance they had received from others in the past.

The resident was not among the victims, although a number of members of the refugee families were. Kinner is an American, but the apartment complex houses many refugee families from Syria, Iraq, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

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2:45 pm

The police said the nine victims of a stabbing attack at a Boise, Idaho, apartment complex included refugee families from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia.

The victims were six children attending a birthday party in the apartment complex Saturday night. Three adults were also injured while trying to help the children.

Police chief William Bones said Sunday that the 30-year-old Timmy Kinner is charged with the number of crimes. Bones said Kinner was temporarily staying with a resident of the complex, but had asked to leave on Friday because of problems with his behavior.

Megan Schwab with the International Rescue Committee, said the violent attack may be the connection of the existing trauma already experienced by the refugee families, many of whom have fled war and conflict in the hope of finding safety in the U.S.

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1:20 pm

Boise, Idaho, police says that the suspect in a mass stabbing that injured nine people had focused on a three-year-old girl’s birthday party.

Police chief William Bones said Sunday that the birthday girl was among the injured were five other children aged four to 12 years. Three adults who tried to save the children were also hurt. Bones said that all the life, although some are seriously injured.

Bones said a resident of the apartment complex where the stabbing took place should have had a 30-year-old Timmy Kinner to stay there a short time, but asked him to leave Friday due to his behavior.

Police say Kinner returned Saturday, when the girl was with her party a few doors down from where he was.

The complex houses many of the displaced refugee families, but Kinner is not a refugee.

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9:45 pm

Idaho police have identified the suspect in a mass stabbing at a Boise apartment complex as a temporary resident who was recently asked to leave the complex.

Nine people were injured in the Saturday night attack, including six children. The police say four of the victims with life-threatening injuries, but all were still alive Sunday morning.

Thirty-year-old Timmy Kinner is faced with nine counts of aggravated battery and six counts of injury to a child.

The Boise Police Department said in a prepared statement that they believe Kinner, from Los Angeles, was a temporary resident of the apartment complex, but had asked to leave on Friday. The complex houses many of the displaced refugee families, but Kinner is not a refugee. The police said that they are still not an exact motive for the attack.

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11:00 pm SATURDAY

Idaho police say nine people are in the hospital and one man is in custody after a mass stabbing at a Boise apartment complex that is home to many refugee families.

The police still do not have a suspected motive for the Saturday night, but said a 30-year-old man is in custody.

All nine victims were found in the apartment and in the parking lot, and a number of refugees who live in the complex. Boise police chief Bill Bones said Saturday that there are no fatal victims, but some victims with life-threatening injuries.

The researchers said they still do not know whether the suspect was connected to the victims in any way.

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