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Authorities recover most explosives missing from train

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DETROIT (AP) -

Federal authorities say they have recovered most of the roughly 500 pounds of commercial-grade fireworks stolen from a freight train stopped in Detroit.
   Donald Dawkins, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said 31 of 32 cases discovered missing Wednesday from the CSX train were found early Saturday in a lot on the city's southwest side. He says one of the recovered boxes had been opened and is missing about two aerial shells.
   Dawkins says a resident's tip led city and federal investigators to the discarded boxes.
   The train traveled from Chicago.
   Dawkins says the shells used in large fireworks shows are "powerful and dangerous."
   The ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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