EXCLUSIVE: Federal memo warned of attacks on power plants across the country – Thelocalreport.in

(NewsNation) — Days after what officials called a targeted attack on power substations in North Carolina, NewsNation exclusively obtained a recent federal law enforcement memo warning of something strikingly similar.

The note reads in part:

Power companies in Oregon and Washington have reported physical attacks on substations with hand tools, arson, firearms and metal chains, possibly in response to an online call for attacks on critical infrastructure. …In recent attacks, criminals evaded security by cutting fence links, lighting nearby fires, shooting equipment from a distance, or throwing objects over the fence and onto the equipment.

Federal law enforcement officers

Authorities told NewsNation on Tuesday that it’s too soon to know the reason for the damage from the gunfire that caused widespread power outages in Moore County, North Carolina, but there have been similar cases of vandalism and plotting in North Carolina and across the country in recent months.

On November 11, for example, sheriff’s deputies in Jones County, North Carolina, reported that criminal vandalism had caused 12,000 people will be without electricity for days


That investigation is ongoing and authorities say no suspects have been identified or arrested.

In another case, in February, the Justice Department claimed guilty pleas of three men accused of conspiring to shoot substations across the country with long-range rifles.

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