Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport
A massive power outage in North Carolina is being investigated as a “criminal occurrence,” according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
Over 40,000 people were left without power just after 7 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks told WRAL that crews are experiencing “multiple equipment failures” at substations in Moore County.
“We are actively investigating signs of potential vandalism related to the outages,” Brooks said.
DEVELOPING: Mass blackout after substations ‘sabotaged’ in Moore County, North Carolina#Moore l #NC— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) December 4, 2022
Police confirm several substations have failed as a result of individuals shooting equipment throughout the county. 38,000+ residents remain without power at this time. pic.twitter.com/SibuWGFP09