News release - Idaho State Police investigate stabbing incident in Weiser, June 6, 2018
For Immediate Release, June 7, 2018
Contact: Tim Marsano, ISP PIO, 208.884.7122
Yesterday, June 6, 2018, two Idaho State Police detectives were driving through Weiser at around 4 p.m. when they observed a man assaulting a woman with a knife on the southbound sidewalk near 229 E. 7th St. The ISP detectives, who were in Weiser working on another investigation, stopped their unmarked police vehicle and came to the aid of the woman by drawing their service weapons and holding him, thereby preventing the assailant from inflicting further harm.
The suspect is identified as Joshua W. Lincoln, 27, of Weiser, Idaho. He was taken into custody with the assistance of Weiser Police Department officers and Washington County Sheriff's deputies. Police observed the suspect's erratic and combative behavior and took him to a medical facility for further evaluation. At this time, he remains under medical and police observation and has not yet been booked into a jail, although that is anticipated.
The woman, who detectives determined is an acquaintance of the suspect, was in stable condition and transported by ambulance a local medical facility. As of this morning she remains in stable condition.
The ISP investigation is ongoing.