Authorities Report Five Electricity Substations Targeted In Pacific Northwest Days After North Carolina Attacks

  • BPA spokesman Douglas Johnson said there was a “deliberate physical attack” at a substation in Clackamas, Oregon, over the Thanksgiving holiday. Johnson explained that someone had cut a fence and damaged equipment in the attack.
  • “BPA is actively cooperating with the FBI on this incident and has encouraged other utilities throughout the region to increase their vigilance and report any suspicious or similar activity to law enforcement,” Johnson added.
  • A Puget Sound Energy spokesman also confirmed that two of the company’s substations were attacked in late November but did not provide details on how much damage was caused in the attacks.
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