A man has been charged in connection with a mass stabbing in Idaho on Saturday night that injured nine, including six children, at an apartment complex that housed refugees, the police said.
The police in Boise said they responded to a call of a man with a knife at about 8:45 p.m. and found the victims in and around the complex. Four received life-threatening injuries.
The authorities did not identify the victims or elaborate about where the refugees were from. The police could not immediately be reached for additional comment on Sunday.
The police charged Timmy Kinner of Los Angeles with multiple counts of battery and injury to a child. The police said Mr. Kinner, 30, was a temporary resident at the apartment complex and was asked to leave on Friday.
The authorities said he was not a refugee and a motive for the attack was unclear.
“As you can imagine, the witnesses in the apartment complex along with the rest of our community are reeling from this attack,” William L. Bones, the police chief, said in a statement. “This incident is not a representation of our community but a single evil individual who attacked people without provocation that we are aware of at this time.”
Chief Bones told The Idaho Statesman, “We haven’t had anything involving this amount of victims in a single act in Boise in the history of the department.”