Attacks on electrical substations are on the rise in the Northwest. There have been 15 since June, more than in the previous six years combined.
According to a joint investigation by Oregon Public Broadcasting and KUOW, in most cases, the motives aren't known. But as the FBI and extremism researchers have noted, neo-Nazis have been calling for just such attacks.
"The individuals of concern believe that an attack on electrical infrastructure will contribute to their ideological goal of causing societal collapse and a subsequent race war in the United States," according to an FBI memo.
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