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Secret Service U-Haul for Joe Biden's visit stolen in Detroit

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Vice President Joe Biden's campaign brings him to Detroit on Monday. But on Sunday, there was a breach of security involving his visit. A Secret Service U-haul loaded with metal detectors was stolen during preparations.

Click on the video player to watch Ronnie Dahl's report.

Just before 8 p.m., the VP's motorcade rolled into the Motor City. Biden is scheduled to speak at noon Monday for a big Labor Day rally. The vice president's advance team spent the day at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Washington Blvd. prepping for the visit. But plans hit a snag when thieves ripped off a U-haul from a hotel parking lot. We've learned the U-haul was loaded with metal detectors, being used by the secret service to ensure the vice president's safety.

Theft does happen everywhere, but this isn't the first time a high profile visitor has been ripped off. 2 years ago, Rev. Jessie Jackson had his 2009 Cadillac Escalade stolen while in town.

A Secret Service spokesman tells FOX 2 Monday morning they are still actively searching for the vehicle. Some items, however, were recovered at abandoned building on Dolphin St. on the city's northwest side.

We'll continue to update this story as much information becomes available.

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