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500 lbs of fireworks missing from train

Posted at 8:06 PM, Apr 22, 2016

Five-hundred pounds of explosive fireworks were reported missing and are believed stolen from a CSX train shipment, according to ABC News.

Thirty-two cases of the commercial grade fireworks were being transited through Ohio when they were believed stolen after originating in Chicago with a scheduled termination in Detroit, according to a senior law enforcement official.

According to CSX routes, it's possible the train made its way through Indiana at some point on its route as well.

The explosive material was discovered missing Thursday and reported soon thereafter. 

The cases include 2.5-inch and 5-inch aerial commercial grade fireworks, which is the kind used in public fireworks displays, officials said.

These commercial grade fireworks could be very dangerous in the wrong hands, the source told ABC News.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has 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.

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