Mon. Dec 4th, 2023
Police say a knife-wielding man in downtown Boise chases a group and uses racial slurs

Boise police arrested a person in downtown Boise after he threatened folks with a knife and referred to as them racial slurs early Sunday morning, in keeping with Boise police.

Boise police stated in a information launch Monday that officers responded to a report of a person chasing a bunch of individuals “whereas displaying a knife” at 2 a.m. close to the Idaho Capitol, round North Sixth and West Bannock streets.

Police arrested Shawn Schmidt, 35, of Boise after arriving on the scene.

Police stated Schmidt gave himself “superficial wounds” with the knife earlier than police arrived, in keeping with the assertion.

Officers took him to an area hospital, the place he was given medical clearance, earlier than being booked into the Ada County Jail, police stated. The seven prices towards him embrace 4 counts of aggravated assault and three counts of malicious harassment.

Boise Police Chief Ron Winegar stated threats or assaults “is not going to be tolerated, particularly when these alleged crimes are motivated by hate due to somebody’s race or ethnicity.”

“Feeling protected and feeling protected whereas in Boise is one thing our officers work exhausting to guard,” Winegar stated within the assertion. “Boise, as a group, is healthier than this, and collectively we stand towards hate and violence,” he added.

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