FBI: 3 Power Grid Attacks in Arkansas May Be Related

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press  on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 8:03 am  

The FBI had said in August that someone removed bolts securing a high-voltage tower then strung a cable between the tower and a nearby railroad line in an effort to snag a train and have it pull the tower down.

Brunell would not offer any profile of a suspect — terrorist, vandal or disgruntled former utility worker — nor say whether agents knew whether an accelerant may have been used in the Keo fire. After the high-voltage line incident, the FBI said it believed the person involved had skills in the electrical industry.

The utilities said they were working with investigators.

Tonya Everhart, First Electric's vice president of marketing and communications, said her company's workers were aware of the Entergy Arkansas incidents before its lines were taken down Sunday. She described the location as not readily accessible because of its remoteness.

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