Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, November 08, 2018

Suspect in custody following stabbing, investigation ongoing

Boise Police responded to a stabbing at a residence on the 3900 block of Preamble Place at just before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.  Reports to dispatch indicated a male adult was attacking a male victim with a knife outside the residence.  When officers arrived on scene, they located the suspect still holding a knife.  He did not comply with officer commands to drop the knife and two officers deployed their tasers to subdue the suspect.  The knife was secured and officers took the suspect into custody without further incident.  The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries that at this time do not appear to be life threatening.  The suspect was also transported to the hospital to be assessed. 

It is unknown at this time what the suspect was doing in the neighborhood and it doesn’t appear that the victim knew the suspect.  Members of the Boise Police Violent Crimes Unit have responded to the scene and the investigation remains ongoing.