The official said the stolen explosives were very dangerous and posed a great risk to the public. The explosives were described as 2 ½ to 5 inch aerial fireworks that are regulated, meaning handlers must have a permit before using them and they are not to be set off by the general public.
That at present, there were no indications the theft was terrorism-related. ATF is asking anyone with information on the theft to call 313-202-3400. The investigation is being led by ATF’s Detroit field office.