Nine people have been hospitalized following a stabbing attack at an apartment complex where refugee families live in Boise, Idaho, according to the Boise Police Department. Six of the victims are children.
"We haven't had anything involving this amount of victims in a single attack in Boise in the history of the department," Boise Police Chief William Bones told reporters following the Saturday evening attack.
The Boise Police Department said four of the victims are being treated for life-threatening injuries. The people injured include members of the refugee community.
Officers located 9 victims. Victims include members of the refugee community. Officers are still investigating why the suspect targeted these individuals.
— Boise PD (@BoisePD) July 1, 2018
Police responded to reports of an incident on Saturday evening at 8:46 p.m., as Bones described, and a 30-year-old man was taken into custody minutes later at gunpoint after he fled the scene.