Stolen Secret Service metal detectors recovered, source says

A U-Haul truck carrying Secret Service equipment for the vice president's speech was recovered Monday.

Story highlights

  • Metal detectors were found in an abandoned house, inside truck, source says
  • Authorities want to question a man seen on surveillance video
  • The rental truck was stolen from a Detroit hotel, found near hospital
  • Vice President Joe Biden spoke at union rally

Metal detectors belonging to the Secret Service that were on a stolen rental truck have been recovered, a law enforcement source said Monday.

The metal detectors, which were to have been used at a campaign event for Vice President Joe Biden, were found at an abandoned house in Detroit and in the U-Haul, left near Henry Ford Hospital, the source said.

Authorities want to question a man in connection with the theft of the U-Haul, found a day after it disappeared from its spot at the Westin Book Cadillac on Sunday.

Surveillance photos from security cameras at the hotel show a man in a green T-shirt and dark shorts near the truck before it was taken.

The stolen truck was found Monday, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said.

The law enforcement official, who did not speak for attribution, said there were no weapons inside the vehicle.

Biden spoke at a downtown rally organized by the Michigan AFL-CIO.

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