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    500 pounds of explosives stolen between Chicago and Detriot

    Aw crap.

    Federal law enforcement investigators are searching in at least three states for more than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from a CSX train, CBS News has learned.

    CBS News Justice Department and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues reported a law enforcement source says the amount stolen has authorities concerned that the explosives could fall into the wrong hands.

    Sources say the theft was reported two days ago but the case has not yet gone public. The ATF is considering putting out an advisory and announcing an reward in the coming days.

    The CSX train was traveling from Chicago through Ohio en route to Detroit. Somewhere along the way, investigators believe the explosives were stolen. According to a law enforcement source, when the train car of explosives arrived in Detroit, half of the shipment was gone.

    A spokesman for the ATF in Detroit called this a very serious case. Technically the explosives are classified as fireworks but because they are commercial grade combined with the quantity makes them extremely dangerous. The ATF says they are a lot more volatile and typically only handled by professionals.

    Investigators believe at least 32 cases of the explosives are missing. The ATF's Detroit office is leading the investigation with assistance from Detroit Police. Investigators believe that several suspects are likely responsible for the theft.
    ​Federal law enforcement investigators are searching in at least three states for more than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from a CSX train

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    What could go wrong?
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      #3
      Why was 500lbs of explosives on a train?

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        #4
        Originally posted by MossbergMan View Post
        Why was 500lbs of explosives on a train?
        Cmon. Read the story. It was headed for Detroit. Maybe they were going to blast a moat around to city.

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          #5
          I only have 3 words for 500 lbs of explosives being used on the city of Detroit. A Good Start.
          Give peace a chance, I'll cover you in case that doesn't work out.

          LIBERALISM should be classified as a MENTAL DISORDER!

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            #6
            All but one case have been recovered.

            http://www.cbsnews.com/news/official...tly-recovered/

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