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Boise Police: Juvenile in custody after an early-morning stabbing

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 17:24:41-04

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested, following an early-morning stabbing in Boise.

Boise Police officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress and fight at a store near the intersection of Vista Avenue and Rose Hill Street shortly after 7 a.m Friday.

Officers found two adult men detaining a male teenager behind the store. Officers took the teen into custody. 

Police say the suspect, a 17-year-old, broke into the store apparently to commit a burglary -- and set off the store’s alarm. Two employees responded, and came upon the suspect as he attempted to run out a back door. 

When the employees attempted to stop him, a struggle broke out -- at which point the suspect stabbed one of the employees with a knife, according to a Boise Police Department news release.  

Officers arrested the teen and took him to the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center. 

The stabbing victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.