Explosives stolen from Detroit-bound train found

Explosives stolen from Detroit-bound train found
Posted at 4:13 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 16:37:07-04

Less than a day after more than 500 pounds of commercial grade fireworks were reported stolen from a CSX train to Detroit, federal authorities say they have found them.

7 Action News has learned that 30 boxes of explosives were found in a Detroit neighborhood and the boxes were still full.

Right now, there are no suspects, but officials are canvassing the neighborhood to see what they can find.

The train was traveling from Chicago, through Ohio and into Detroit, and officials were checking each stop along the route to determine how long the train was there.

Officials say the fireworks are the commercial grade and of the type typically used for aerial shows. They are not for use by consumers.

Ginger Colbrun, Public Affairs Chief for the ATF released this statement:

"Based on a tip we recovered thirty (30) cases of the commercial fireworks that were stolen in transit. They were positively identified as originating from the shipment that had been stolen from the in transit CSX railcar in southwest Detroit on 4/20/16. There have been no arrest and it is still an ongoing investigation."