By PoliceOne Staff
PHOENIX — A container of explosives was stolen as police conducted a training exercise at Sky Harbor International Airport, officers said Sunday.
The container was being used as a training aid, Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said. It was stolen Friday afternoon in one of the airport's public areas, and it contained two 227g tubes of Cast Booster exposives.
The explosives cannot be detonated without additional equipment and a level of expertise, Thompson said. Federal authorities were called in to assist local police in their search.
Flights in and out of the airport were unaffected by the theft, My Fox Phoenix reported.
UPDATE: Monday morning police located a cooler thought to contain the explosives in a neighborhood near the airport, according to the Associated Press. Upon investigation, it was determined that the explosives hadn't been tampered with.
Explosives Go Missing from Sky Harbor Airport: MyFoxPHOENIX.com