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Weapons Missing Following Overnight Break-In At Army Reserve Armory In Worcester

WORCESTER (CBS) -- The FBI is investigating an overnight break-in at the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester.

Officials confirmed Sunday afternoon that weapons are missing from the armory.

"Nothing at this point in time would tie this to any specific threat or anything else at this point," Hank Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston division said at a press conference on Sunday.

Sources tell WBZ-TV six semi-automatic rifles and 10 pistols were stolen from a gun locker.

The missing weapons were entered into a national database, and federal, state, and local law enforcement have been alerted.

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Gov. Charlie Baker addressed the break-in at an Army Reserve armory in Worcester. (WBZ-TV)

Massachusetts Governor 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," Baker said at Sunday's press conference.

"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," Baker said.


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