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    $75G reward offered for info on N.C. power grid attack that caused blackout


    December 8, 2022 - David Matthews, New York Daily News

     

      A reward of up to $75,000 has been offered for information leading to arrests and convictions in connection with a power grid attack that’s left Moore County, N.C., without power for several days.

      Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state, Moore County and Duke Energy were each offering up to $25,000 each for info.

      “An attack on our critical infrastructure will not be tolerated,” the governor said in a press release. “I appreciate the coordinated efforts of law enforcement to leave no stone unturned in finding the criminals who did this and I thank Moore County and Duke Energy for matching the state’s reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.”

      Two power substations in Moore County were shot at deliberately on Dec. 3, officials said, causing about 45,000 customers lost power. Officials have not released a possible motive or suspects, but said shell casings of an unspecified caliber were found at both sites.

      A state of emergency has been in place since Sunday, and Moore County is investigating whether a death occurred because of the power outage. It could be fully restored by Wednesday, Duke Energy said.

      “Once we have completed all necessary testing, the gradual restoration of service to those Moore County communities still without power will begin,” the company said in a statement. “To avoid overwhelming the electrical system we will bring power back on gradually, with the goal of having the majority of customers restored before midnight tonight.”

      The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are also investigating the attack.

      ©2022 New York Daily News. Visit nydailynews.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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