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Mon Dec 5, 2022, 09:36 AM Dec 2022

FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage [View all]


With no suspects or motive announced, the FBI is joining the investigation into power outages in a North Carolina county believed to have been caused by “intentional” and “targeted” attacks on substations that left around 40,000 customers in the dark Saturday night, prompting a curfew and emergency declaration.

The mass outage in Moore County turned into a criminal investigation when responding utility crews found signs of potential vandalism of equipment at different sites – including two substations that had been damaged by gunfire, according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

“The person, or persons, who did this knew exactly what they were doing,” Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said during a Sunday news conference. “We don’t have a clue why Moore County.”

Fields said multiple rounds were fired at the two substations. “It was targeted, it wasn’t random,” he said.

The sheriff would not say whether the criminal activity was domestic terrorism but noted “no group has stepped up to acknowledge or accept they’re the ones who [did] it.”
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RELATED: NC Police question right-wing organizer after terrorist attacks on power grid CousinIT Dec 2022 #1
May she receive everything she deserves. niyad Dec 2022 #2
So how is this person not a suspect? onecaliberal Dec 2022 #4
How is she not in prison already?local sheriff? Walleye Dec 2022 #6
She has a very simple excuse for what she said which is 'I meant God did it' Hugh_Lebowski Dec 2022 #10
Maybe her AR15 god. onecaliberal Dec 2022 #14
Waterboard her until she confesses! Justice matters. Dec 2022 #18
Everyone who participated in January 6 should've been given years in prison Walleye Dec 2022 #19
Agreed. n/t Justice matters. Dec 2022 #20
They know each other, at minimum. Jamastiene Dec 2022 #23
I don't know why but I wanted to think we had gotten through all this shit Walleye Dec 2022 #31
I'm a lesbian and I live one county over from Moore County. Jamastiene Dec 2022 #33
If anyone dies or is seriously injured by this power outage. This is a capital crime Walleye Dec 2022 #34
"one right-wing group has been questioned as they celebrate the destruction" Strelnikov_ Dec 2022 #8
This is why these j6 ass wipes need to go to prison for a long time. onecaliberal Dec 2022 #9
Exactly Walleye Dec 2022 #11
Absolutely. n/t Jamastiene Dec 2022 #30
Maybe... CousinIT Dec 2022 #12
100% this. intheflow Dec 2022 #13
Note the date Unwind Your Mind Dec 2022 #16
It was a Back The Blue NC picnic/party thing they did in Southern Pines. Jamastiene Dec 2022 #24
Her photo proves it's not terrorism IronLionZion Dec 2022 #17
They prayed together. Isn't that nice. Boomerproud Dec 2022 #27
That prick is being paid to enforce the law not pray Walleye Dec 2022 #32
K&R 2naSalit Dec 2022 #3
She has the sheriff.. mountain grammy Dec 2022 #15
Had to be... 2naSalit Dec 2022 #21
This area is a hotbed of ex-military who are into all kinds of hate groups, Nazism, etc. Jamastiene Dec 2022 #25
Playing detective: Tetrachloride Dec 2022 #5
I think they just humiliated themselves. Jamastiene Dec 2022 #26
My first thought was the Proud Boys. redstatebluegirl Dec 2022 #7
I notice that Emily Grace Rainey was a psychological operations officer in the military. Midnight Writer Dec 2022 #22
Yes, PSY OPS. Jamastiene Dec 2022 #28
She's from Pennsylvania. BlackSkimmer Dec 2022 #36
Good. I don't trust the locals. Jamastiene Dec 2022 #29
Do you live in this area? BlackSkimmer Dec 2022 #35
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