Weapons stolen from Massachusett’ Army Reserve center

Weapons were stolen from an Army Reserve center in Worcester, Massachusetts, the FBI said.

The agency and local police are searching for the weapons, spokeswoman Kristen Setera said late Sunday. They were found to be missing after a break-in at the Lake St. Army Reserve Center.

WCVB reported that the break-in occurred late Saturday.

“We have entered those weapons into NCIC, a national database, and alerted our federal, state and local law enforcement partners,” 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,” she said.

More than a dozen weapons, including M4 assault rifles and handguns were stolen in the break-in at the United States  Army Reserve armory in Worcester Saturday night, according to the report.

The break-in and theft occurred between the hours of 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday, according to Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. who said 16 weapons were taken.

He said Worcester police are increasing patrols in several key locations.

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