Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Police: Kidnapping Arrest Leads to Discovery of Explosive Material

Posted By on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Joshua Finch, 32, of Boise, is charged with felony counts of kidnapping and probation violation.

Late this afternoon, while searching the home of a suspect arrested on two counts of felony kidnapping on the 2200 block of West Dorian Street, police found a "potentially explosive" material and have begun evacuating residents from the area.

"We have identified a potentially explosive substance in a large enough amount that, if the substance is what we suspect it to be, people in those homes could be in danger," said Capt. Eugene Smith of the Boise Police Department.

Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as Boise Police Department bomb technicians and a Boise Fire Department Hazardous Material team have been called to the scene to assist.

Currently, Dorian Street is closed between Jessie and Columbus streets. Jessie Street between Nez Perce and Dorian streets is blocked.

UPDATE Thursday, Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m.

The Boise Police Department reports that investigators have found more than 100 pounds of chemicals used in the production of bombs at a home on the 2200 block of West Dorian Street.

Also found at the house were weapons, ammunition and body armor. 

Joshua J. Finch, 32, of Boise, has been arrested on an agents warrant for felony kidnapping and probation violation, and has been booked into the Ada County Jail. 

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