Assault Rifles Stolen From Massachusetts Armory in Overnight Burglary

The FBI has no suspects at this time.
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The FBI is currently investigating a weekend burglary and theft at a U.S. Army Reserve armory in Worcester, Massachusetts, MassLive reports.

While the agency said that "some weapons" were taken during the Saturday evening theft, a law enforcement source told the Daily Beast that six M4 assault rifles, ten pistols, and "several long guns" were pilfered from the armory.

Local police suspect the perpetrators entered the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center through the roof during the dead of night.

When reached by email, Worcester PD public information officer Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst referred Maxim to the FBI; the agency's Worcester office did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Massachusetts State Police have been on high alert all weekend as a precaution following the terror attacks in Paris on Friday that left more than 130 dead.

“Nothing at this point in time would tie this to any specific threat or anything else at this point,” special agent Hank Shaw told the media at a press conference on Sunday.

"There is no indication that these missing weapons are connected to any kind of terrorism threat whatsoever," the FBI reiterated in a statement released on Sunday. "Nevertheless, every effort will be made to recover these weapons immediately."

The FBI has no suspects at this time.

Additional reporting by Steve Huff from Worcester, Mass.