- Department of Fire Services
Media Contact for Holyoke Man Charged for Possession of Explosive Devices
Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer
STOW — On September 15, 2020, the Holyoke Police Department responded to 91 Pleasant Street and discovered pipe bombs. A search warrant was obtained and executed for the entire premises. Bomb-making related materials were discovered. The State Police Bomb Squad rendered the items safe for evaluation and submitted evidence to the State Police Crime Lab.
An occupant of the home, Gregory Bennett, age 29, was charged with four counts of possession of an explosive device. He will be arraigned today in Holyoke District Court.
The response involved several agencies: Holyoke Police, Fire and Public Works Departments, the State Police Bomb Squad and Fire Investigation Unit assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, a special state Hazardous Materials team, State Police detectives assigned to the Office of Hampden District Attorney, State Police Crime Scene Services, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force. There is an ongoing joint investigation into this incident.