Federal Agents Seize Massive Cache of Fireworks From Malden Home

ATF agents said they executed a federal search warrant at the location

NBC10 Boston

Authorities seized a large cache of fireworks from a Malden, Massachusetts, home on Tuesday morning.

Federal and local authorities were seen carrying the fireworks out of a home at 101 Judson St.

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According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, agents executed a federal search warrant at the location. A joint investigation was underway also involving Malden Police.

More than a dozen ATF agents were on scene, along with local police. Three SUVs full of fireworks were seen being removed from the home, all in huge boxes.

A woman who rents a second-floor apartment in the home told NBC10 Boston she and her eight children, all between the ages of 8 and 21, were sleeping when ATF agents came to their door around 6 a.m. with guns drawn.

The woman, who did not want to give her name, said the fireworks are valued at $1,200 and were purchased in New Hampshire for a Fourth of July party she and her family have at Franklin Park every year.

According to the woman, she's been setting off some of the fireworks over the last week to the delight of her children and some neighbors.

An officer who went to the women's door, however, said someone reported her.

ATF agents reminded the woman that fireworks are illegal and confiscated what she had left. No charges will be filed.

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