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UPDATE: Investigation leads to bomb-making materials

UPDATE: Investigation leads to bomb-making materials

By The Associated Press, KIVI. CREATED Nov 7, 2013

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The investigation of a domestic dispute report led Boise police to discover more than 100 pounds of bomb-making material in the crawl space of the suspect's house.

Police arrested 32-year-old Joshua J. Finch Wednesday morning on suspicion of two counts of felony kidnapping. Prosecutors say he held his girlfriend's parents in his house Monday night and told them he had guns, body armor and explosives and would kill police officers if they were called.

The parents were eventually allowed to leave and told police what happened.

The Idaho Statesman reports Finch's girlfriend called her parents saying Finch was acting erratically after said he was buying body armor and ammunition.

A District Court judge set Finch's bail at $1 million Thursday during an initial appearance on the second-degree kidnapping charges.

Boise Police bomb technicians and Boise Fire Hazardous Materials experts are back at the home on the 2200 block of West Dorian Street to remove more hazardous materials on Thursday, Novemeber 7th.

At this time, officers are asking anyone who may be home in a handful of houses surrounding the crime scene to voluntarily evacuate for the next couple of hours.

Officers believe that they will be finished by 4:00 p.m. today.

Six to eight homes are affected by this afternoon's voluntary evacuation. It is a safety precaution explosives experts believe is prudent considering the type, the amount and the volatility of the materials being handled.