The FBI is continuing its search for weapons stolen during a break-in late Saturday night at the United States Army Reserve armory in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Officials confirmed Sunday afternoon that several weapons are missing from the armory, but would not disclose the number or types of weapons that were stolen, a local CBS News affiliate reported.
Sources told CBS that six semi-automatic rifles and 10 pistols were stolen from a gun locker. A separate report by The Daily Beast cited a law enforcement source who said six M4 assault rifles, 10 pistols, and several long guns were taken from the armory.
Kristen Setera, spokeswoman for Boston Special Agent-in-Charge Harold H. Shaw, said the weapons have been entered into NCIC, a national database, and federal, state and local law enforcement have been alerted, the Boston Herald reported.
“We are collaborating with Massachusetts State Police, Worcester Police and others to locate and recover these weapons immediately,” Ms. Setera said. “There is no indication that these missing weapons are connected to any kind of terrorism threat whatsoever. Nevertheless, every effort will be made to recover these weapons immediately.”
At a press conference Sunday with the FBI, Gov. Charlie Baker urged the public to remain vigilant in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
“The more opportunity people have to rely on citizenry to serve as the eyes and ears, the more it makes a difference,” he said, CBS reported. “These sorts of things people are going to be chasing and investigating no matter what, and I think it’s important for us to recognize that law enforcement will be collaborating, communicating, cooperating across all levels of government.”