Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Suspect charged with aggravated battery after fight with a knife

Arrested: Mohammed Naish, 53, no known address

Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

 Around 12:45 this afternoon Boise Police were dispatched to a fight with a knife near 8th and Main in downtown Boise. There were multiple bystanders who attempted to intervene including one man, a retired law enforcement deputy, who was able to disarm the suspect. Upon arrival, officers detained the suspect and paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital. The victim, a 46-year-old male, received serious but non-life threatening injuries. After further investigation officers learned that the victim and the suspect were in an argument when the suspect pulled out a knife and used it to cut and stab the victim. The suspect, Mohammed Naish, was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

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Previously released via Twitter at 2:10 pm.

BPD is investigating an incident near 8th/Main. One suspect is in custody & one victim is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation shows there was an altercation & the suspect used an edged weapon to injure the victim. Investigation ongoing.