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Someone shot at substations in North Carolina, knocking out power for thousands

Added 12-04-22 04:07:01pm EST - “The power outage across Moore County is being investigated as a criminal act, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Someone shot at substations in North Carolina, knocking out power for thousands”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This photos shows the gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday. Tens of thousands were without power in the county after what authorities say was an act of criminal vandalism at multiple substations. John Nagy/The Pilot via AP hide caption

This photos shows the gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday. Tens of thousands were without power in the county after what authorities say was an act of criminal vandalism at multiple substations.

CARTHAGE, N.C. — Multiple power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in an apparent act of criminal vandalism, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said.

The power outage across Moore County that began just after 7 p.m. Saturday is being investigated as a criminal act, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said in a Facebook post. More than 40,000 electric customers in the county remained without power on Sunday morning, according to poweroutage.us.

"As utility companies began responding to the different substations, evidence was discovered that indicated that intentional vandalism had occurred at multiple sites," the sheriff said.

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