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Feds investigating Walla Walla explosives theft

WALLA WALLA — Hundreds of pounds of explosives and detonation cord were stolen from the Port of Walla Walla magazine at the airport industrial park.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says the theft was discovered by Washington State Patrol troopers Monday conducting a routine inspection. The theft apparently occurred sometime after July 23.

The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office asked the ATF to lead the investigation.

The explosives were being stored for various agencies and private parties. They include:

• 96 one-pound blocks of TNT belonging to the Washington State Patrol;

• 17 sticks of dynamite belonging to the Forest Service;

• 1 spool of 1,500 feet of detonation cord for the Forest Service.

Tags: ATF