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Man With Knife Stabs Nine At Kid’s Birthday Party In Idaho Apartment Complex

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Evie Fordham Politics and Health Care Reporter

A man armed with a knife attacked people at a 3-year-old girl’s birthday party and injured six children and three adults at an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho, Saturday night.

Timothy Kinner, 30, was arrested within minutes after the attack, reported ABC. Kinner, a Los Angeles resident, was asked to leave the Boise apartment complex where he had been staying with a friend because of his erratic behavior, reported BBC.

Kinner attacked the birthday party guests around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night. He stabbed the 3-year-old birthday girl, five other children, ages 4 to 12, and three adults, said Boise Police Chief Bill Bones at a press conference on Sunday. (RELATED: He Survived Nazi Concentration Camps – He Has A Message For Those Who Think America Runs Its Own)

The low-income apartment complex houses many refugees from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia. The victims were refugees, but there was no evidence that Kinner knew the victims nor that his attack was a hate crime, Bones said.

“He returned last night to exact vengeance … at any target that was available,” Bones said, according to ABC.

The victims were rushed to the local hospital, and one child was flown to a trauma center in Salt Lake City because of serious injuries, reported BBC.

“Last night’s horrific attack does not represent Boise. Please join me in praying for the injured and their families. We must come together to condemn this vile act,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in a tweet on Sunday.

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