UPDATE 4:15 PM: The man on the bicycle who police believe may have been assaulted by Carnell has been identified as Nampa Fire Department Capt. Chris Cade.
"He is currently hospitalized in Boise," Nampa Deputy Fire Chief Doug Strosnider said in a news release. "He has numerous and significant injuries from the random attack."
Cade has worked for Nampa Fire for about 16 years and is one of several peer fitness trainers for the department. Peer fitness trainers assist their fellow firefighters to ensure they are physically prepared to perform all functions of their jobs, Strosnider said.
He is also one of Nampa Fire's rope rescue technicians, and has used his skills many times, including May 27, 2012, when he and a rescue team from Nampa Fire responded to a downed airplane in the Owyhee Mountains. The family involved survived, and a book has been published about their survival story.
MERIDIAN -- Investigators suspect a 23-year-old man attacked a 15-year-old boy, stole the teen's skateboard, kicked a dog, struck a construction worker with shovel, broke into an apartment, assaulted a woman, tipped over a man in a wheelchair, broke windows out of a house, and then surrendered peacefully to police, Meridian Deputy Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea said.
Sean Carnell faces charges of robbery, cruelty to animals, battery with intent to commit a serious felony, aggravated battery, burglary, second degree kidnapping, malicious injury to property and misdemeanor assault.
Police were called just before 11 a.m. Thursday, Basterrechea said. Investigators believe the initial attack occurred around 9:30 a.m.
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