Another North Carolina substation was damaged by gunfire this week.
The FBI responded Tuesday to an attack at a substation in Randolph County, North Carolina.
This particular attack on a substation transformer did not cause a power outage.
More than 40,000 people were without power in December after two North Carolina substations were damaged by gunfire.
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CBS News reported:
Another power substation in North Carolina was apparently damaged by gunfire, energy officials said Tuesday. The damage occurred at a power substation in Thomasville, about an hour outside of Moore County, just weeks after two other substations were shot at.
EnergizedUnited said company officials learned of an “equipment problem” at the Pleasant Hill substation Tuesday morning, at which point crews were dispatched to assess the situation. There, they found that the transformer had been damaged by an “apparent gunshot” and law enforcement was notified.
No customers receiving power from the substation experienced outages, the company said.
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a “vandalism call” at a police substation on Tuesday, and investigators responded to the scene. The FBI and the State Bureau of Investigation have also been notified, police said.
“Investigators recovered evidence from the scene and gathered additional information from surrounding areas,” the sheriff’s office said. “Based on information gathered, investigators believe the incident occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.”
Earlier this month, the FBI arrested two men for vandalizing four electrical power substations in Washington state in December.
The two men, Matthew Greenwood, 32, and Jeremy Crahan, 40, were caught on surveillance video at the Tacoma facilities.
Thousands of people lost power on Christmas Sunday after two suspects set fire to a Puget Sound Energy substation.