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Truck with Biden supplies recovered

Tue., Sept. 4, 2012, midnight

DETROIT – Detroit police released photos Sunday of a male “person of interest” in the theft of a Secret Service rental truck carrying equipment related to Vice President Joe Biden’s Labor Day visit to Detroit.

Agency spokesman Ed Donovan told the Detroit News that the U-Haul truck stolen early Sunday outside the Westin Book Cadillac hotel was found Monday in a parking lot about three miles away.

Donovan had said the truck had no weapons on board.

A law enforcement official briefed on the issue said the vehicle held portable metal detectors and that some of the equipment was missing when the truck was recovered, according to the Detroit News.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens told the Associated Press in an email that investigators hope people will see the photos and help identify the man, who was wearing a green shirt and dark-colored shorts.

Biden addressed a union rally Monday to mark Labor Day. The rally was near the hotel.


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