Boise police still seek information on January 2013 stabbing

June 12, 2014 

In a twist on Throwback Thursday, Boise police renewed their request for information on a Downtown Boise knife attack that injured two men more than 17 months ago.

The incident happened about 1:45 a.m. New Year’s Day 2013 in a park across Jefferson Street from the Idaho Capitol. When officers arrived, they found two men who said they had been in a fight with two other men. Both were injured by an “edged weapon,” according to the original police news release, and one of the victims was seriously injured.

Police said Thursday the seriously injured man, in his early 20s, spent 10 days in intensive care and has since recovered. But he incurred “significant” medical expenses, and investigators want to find the people responsible.

According to the victims, the 2013 incident began with a verbal altercation in the area of North 8th and West Bannock streets, followed by a foot chase toward the Capitol. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the fight.

Victims described both of the attackers as light-skinned adult males with average builds. One man wore a black beanie and possibly a dark hooded jacket.

Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

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