Skip to comments.State of Emergency declared, FBI investigating power grid attack in Moore County, sheriff says
Posted on 12/04/2022 7:02:26 PM PST by matt04
A state of emergency has been declared after the electrical power grid was “intentionally attacked” causing a major power outage in Moore County.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office confirmed those details in a news conference Sunday evening.
More than 34,000 people in Moore County are still without power. The outages began just after 8 p.m. Saturday night across communities in the area, according to Sheriff Ronnie Fields.
Sheriff Fields said firearms were used to shoot and disable equipment at two substations in Moore County.
Power could be out until Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office and Duke Energy officials. Duke officials added that the repairs will need to be sophisticated due to how damaged the substations were.
In the news conference, deputies said the FBI is assisting with the investigation, as well as the state Bureau of Investigation.
“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,” NCDPS Secretary Eddie M. Buffaloe, Jr. said.
When asked whether this was domestic terrorism, Sheriff Fields said he couldn’t say whether this was domestic terrorism or not, saying he would leave that for the feds to determine. But he added it was absolutely intentional and the perpetrators knew what they were doing.
Deputies also announced that a curfew has been set for Moore County. It begins at 9 p.m. and will continue until 5 a.m.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsoctv.com ...
Probably an FBI agent ordered to cause a scare….
You’re probably right.🤔
Sounds sorta familiar, eh Vendome and Martin?
Very minimal education to know what to shoot at a sub.
Somebody did that in California a few years ago. It was extensively discussed on this forum.
AK-47 on a PG&E substation, right?
This is the sort of thing people need to be prepped for and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of it and especially during the winter when power outages would be the most detrimental to the largest number of people.
Terrorists have no soul and don’t care who they hurt, as long as they can hurt someone.
If only it were a noose, they’d have the perps already.
Yeah, that’s the one.
They’ll either cover it up or blame patriotic Americans and trump.
Ya, this is probably an FBI diversion operation to preoccupy those drooling in cups.☺
Terrorists or ... ummmmm ... employees of a certain three-letter "bureau"?
Must have been Ultra-MAGA Republicans.
I wish I could put it past ‘em.
Too bad we dont have a functioning non political FBI to look into this.
But then again, they and the CIA could be behind it, sort of a trial run.
You probably shouldn’t post such specifics.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.