Here’s how the coppers described the situation along with their thank-you list:
Investigators confirm finding chemicals and substances capable of producing explosive devices inside the crawl space of a home on the 2200 block of West Dorian Street.
Boise Police bomb technicians working alongside Boise Fire Haz Mat experts found more than 100 pounds of product inside the home in various stages of what appears to be bomb making.
“The amount of the substances and chemicals found did indeed pose a potential safety threat to the neighborhood. As we wrap up the investigation here at the house, we’re very appreciative of residents patience and cooperation. Their safety was at the center of all decisions made tonight,” said Boise Police Captain Eugene Smith.
Details of the evidence found is being shared by Boise Police, Ada County and federal prosecutors for review of additional criminal charges against the suspect Joshua Finch. Those details will be available at a later date in a criminal complaint.
At least two families–six people–who voluntarily evacuated the area took advantage of overnight accomodations offered through the Red Cross.
Boise Police and Boise Fire would like to thank members of the Whitney Baptist Church for the use of their parking lots and facilities. Church members opened their meeting and rest rooms to the emergency responders on scene. Thanks also go to the ATF, Ada County EMS, Garden City Police, ACHD and the Red Cross. Also to Boise Schools and Hawthorne Elementary who opened their school as a reception location for those evacuated.”
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