(DETROIT) — Most of the 32 cases of fireworks believed to have been stolen in transit have now been recovered thanks to a tip, officials said Saturday, although no arrests have been made in the case.
A senior law enforcement official told ABC News Friday that 32 cases of commercial grade fireworks were reported missing and were believed to be stolen from a CSX train shipment that originated in Chicago and ended in Detroit. The train went through Ohio, where officials believe the fireworks may have been stolen. The explosive material was discovered missing Thursday and was reported to authorities.
Ginger Colbrun, spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), said Saturday that 30 of the cases have now been recovered, thanks to a tip.
The cases include 2.5 inch and 5 inch aerial commercial grade fireworks shells of the kind used in public fireworks displays. These commercial grade fireworks could be very dangerous in the wrong hands, the source said Friday.
ATF established a tip line out of its Detroit Field Division that is handling the case. The number for the tip line is (313) 202-3400.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, the ATF spokesperson said Saturday.
CSX said it was cooperating with the ATF.
“CSX reported the theft as soon as it was discovered, upon the train’s arrival in Detroit,” the company said in a statement Friday night. “Safety is CSX’s highest priority, and CSX is committed to continuing to work with ATF in its investigation of this incident.”
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