Intentional Attack Takes Down Power For 40K People In North Carolina

CENTRAL UKRAINE - NOVEMBER 10:  Cables hang down above an autotransformer which stands completely destroyed after the Ukrenergo high voltage power substation was hit by a missile strike on October 17th, as Russia launched air attacks across Ukraine, on November 10, 2022 in central Ukraine. Electricity and heating outages across Ukraine caused by missile and drone strikes to energy infrastructure have added urgency to preparations for winter. (Photo by Ed Ram/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A press conference held on Sunday afternoon noted that firearms were used to shoot and damage equipment at two substations.
  • “The NC Department of Public Safety is working with our local and federal law enforcement partners and will provide the appropriate state resources needed to assist in this investigation,” North Caroline Department of Public Safety Secretary Eddie Buffaloe, Jr. said during the press conference, according to WSOC-TV.
  • Gov. Roy Cooper (D) tweeted concerning the issue after talking with leaders at Duke Energy, the area’s power company.

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