Report: FBI finds explosives in house of tractor-trailer driver killed after chase

Updated: June 03, 2020 11:14 PM
Created: June 03, 2020 06:01 PM

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — The FBI found a stockpile of explosives in the home of the tractor-trailer driver who was killed after a multi-county chase and shootout in our area last week.

That's according to a new report by The Daily News Record in Virginia, a paper in Harrisonburg, where 58-year-old Joshua Blessed lived.


The report says FBI agents found firearms and pipe bombs in his home and car.

Several law enforcement sources say police were aware of Blessed and believe it was likely he was planning a large-scale attack.

Last week, investigators say Blessed led Police Officers and Sheriff's Deputies on a chase through Genesee and Livingston Counties while ramming into police cars and shooting at them.

He was killed after deputies shot at the cab of the truck and it veered off into a ditch in Geneseo.

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