6 children among 9 people wounded in knife attack at Idaho apartments that house refugees

A knife-wielding attacker stormed into a 3-year-old’s birthday party and slashed nine people at an Idaho apartment complex that provides housing to refugees, Boise police said Sunday.
Six of the victims were ages 3-12, and the others were adults, Police Chief William Bones said. Four of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, he said, and some injuries will be “life-altering.”
Bones said officers were called to the Wylie Street Station Apartments on Saturday night and quickly found the suspect not far from the site of the attack. Timmy Kinner, 30, was arrested without further incident, police said.
Kinner, of Los Angeles, was booked into the Ada County Jail on nine counts of aggravated battery and six counts of injury to a child.
“Last night’s horrific attack does not represent Boise,” Mayor Dave Bieter said Sunday. “Please join me in praying for the injured and their families. We must come together to condemn this vile act.”
The victims, who included members of the refugee community, were found in the parking lot and inside the complex. Bones said investigators were trying to determine why the suspect targeted them. 
“It’s a community within our community,” Bones said. “We had children from different continents sitting at a small child’s birthday party.”
Kinner, who has a criminal record, has not been cooperative with investigators, Bones said.
Source: USA today

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