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Police: Nine injured in Boise stabbing; suspect in custody

UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

From staff reports

At least nine people were injured in a stabbing Saturday night in Boise, and one suspect was in custody, Boise police said.

Boise Police Chief Bill Bones at a news conference said police responded to the scene, at the Wylie Street Station Apartments, within four minutes, where they found victims in the apartment complex and its parking lot. The 30-year-old male suspect fled on foot, but was quickly detained by police at gun point, the chief said.

Nine victims were transported to a hospital, Bones said, and were being treated for injuries, some of them life-threatening.

Bones said some of the victims – apartment residents – were from refugee families.

There was no known motive of the stabber, and no known relationship to the victims, he said. The scene, which shut down nearby streets, was still under investigation Saturday night, and detectives were working to interview the suspect.

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