An attacker killed nine people in an apartment complex in Idaho that provides housing for refugees, police said in Boise on Sunday.

Police chief William Bones said officers were called into the complex Saturday night and quickly found the suspect not far from the attack site. The suspect, who was identified as a 30-year-old man, was detained without further incident and interviewed by detective officers, Bones said.

The victims were found in the parking lot and inside the complex. Four of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, Bones said.

He said the officials tried to find out why the suspect attacked the victims.

"As you can imagine, the witnesses in the apartment complex, along with the rest of our community, are affected by this attack," Bones said. "This incident is not a representation of our community, but a single evil person who has attacked people. A provocation that we are currently aware of."

The Wylie Street Station Apartments, just minutes from the city center of the city with more than 220,000 Residents, offer HUD certified, low-income accommodation in one, two and three bedroom apartments. Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp., which operates the apartments, specializes in the management and refurbishment of HUD / Section 8 apartments.

Bones said the residents of the complex are a close-knit community.

"I can tell you" The age range of people is fluctuating dramatically, "he said." It affects all aspects of families in the dwellings. "

The knife used in the mess was taken by the suspect before his arrest and Discarded by the police vaulted the complex and a nearby channel for the weapon.

Bones said the number of casualties in a single incident was the most in town history, with police coordinators and victim advisers supporting families, he said. "Our heart goes to the victims who are in the hospital," Bone said. "Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers." [19659015] Read or Share This Story: https://usat.ly / 2NdfG0E