Police: 100 pounds of explosives in Boise home
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Boise Police say they found bomb making materials in the crawl space of a Boise home, and that 21 neighbors were voluntarily evacuated while they investigated.
Police say the neighbors returned to their homes around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
Samira Delic lives a few doors down from the house that police found explosives in, she said The Red Cross helped her out for the eight hours she couldn't get in her home. The entire time she was in the hotel she said she was thinking, "I just want to go home... Be safe," said Delic.
Joshua Finch, 31, has been booked on felony kidnapping, and will appear in Ada County Court at 1:30 Thursday. Police say additional charges are pending.
Boise Police says Haz Mat and the Boise Bomb Squad found the explosives at a home on the 2200 block of West Dorian Street. Boise PD was at the home investigating a kidnapping report related to a family dispute. While investigating, officers found Finch had stashed "highly explosive material" in the home's crawl space.
Police said Wednesday night that they had found more than 100 pounds of product in various stages of bomb making.
"What we found in the house were items used to make explosive materials.. and explosive materials themselves." said Boise Police Capt. Eugene Smith.
The voluntary evacuations affected the block between Nez Perce and Dorian Streets to the north and south and Jessie and Columbus Streets to the east and west. A total of 21 homes were affected and 13 residents left.