Reports of power stations attacked in Oregon and Washington

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File

Important Takeaways:

  • Memo: Oregon, Washington substations intentionally attacked
  • Aim is ‘violent anti-government activity’
  • “Power companies in Oregon and Washington have reported physical attacks on substations using handtools, arson, firearms and metal chains possibly in response to an online call for attacks on critical infrastructure,” the memo states.
  • “In recent attacks criminal actors bypassed security fences by cutting the fence links, lighting nearby fires, shooting equipment from a distance or throwing objects over the fence and onto equipment,” the memo continued.
  • The vastness of American electricity infrastructure makes it difficult to defend

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