Officials seeking surveillance video after 4 Washington substations were vandalized | News
Officials seeking surveillance video after 4 Washington substations were vandalized | News

Source: NBC RightNow

Authorities in Washington state were asking for surveillance or other video Tuesday as they investigate what has been called deliberate damage to power substations.

The vandalism at four substations south and southeast of Tacoma on Christmas Day left more than 14,000 customers without power, officials said.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said equipment was damaged at two Tacoma Public Utilities substations and two Puget Sound Energy substations, all of which was discovered or occurred Sunday.

The sheriff’s department has said a reason for the burglaries and vandalism incidents, one of which caused a fire, was unknown.

“It is unknown if there are any motives or if this was a coordinated attack on the power systems,” the department said Sunday.

Sheriff’s department spokesman Sgt. Darren Moss Jr. did not release any more details about the investigation Tuesday but said “We are working with and notifying all law enforcement partners in the region.”

He said that the damage to the substations was not caused by a firearm, but did not specify how it was caused.

The sheriff’s department asked Tuesday on social media that anyone with surveillance video at their home or business review the video.