In what looks to be an attack on multiple electrical substations in North Carolina’s Moore County, 60 percent of the county was left without power over the weekend. Local and State authorities have investigated the incident as a “criminal occurrence” as this situation is far from normal for the over 45,000 homes and businesses affected by the situation. According to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, the county was “plunged into darkness” Saturday night with around 35,000 homes still lacking power Monday morning.

During a press conference, Sunday evening, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said that substations, within the county, had been shot by gunfire in a “targeted attack.” Fields mentioned that the Moore County Sheriff’s office would be working with the FBI and the State Bureau of Investigation to get to the bottom of the situation. As a response to the situation the sheriff’s office declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew of 9 pm Sunday, they also closed schools Monday.


Though some believe that the outage could have been caused to stop a drag show that was drawing quite a bit of attention in Southern Pines. As the two events occurred at the same time Saturday evening. At this time, it has not been confirmed that that is the reason for the shootings that the substations attained.

Drag shows that seek out audiences that include children have been growing in recent years. With this, outrage towards the organizers of these events has been growing as well, with many questioning the motives behind the decision to invite children to an event that is labeled as “adult themed.” The popular Twitter account, “Libs of Tik Tok,” posted about the event taking place prior to the alleged attack on the drag show that invited children.

Anti-LGBTQ+ far right activist questioned in NC power outage

Many have chosen to place part of the blame on “Libs of Tik Tok” for posting information about the event, however, this was not a secretive or underground event. Twitter accounts have a right to post about publicly advertised events, especially in a way that does not incite violence, which this post obviously does not.

The energy companies have estimated that the power outages may extend into Thursday after they looked at the damage to the substations.

Read more on this developing story at AXIOS.



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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Attack can take place anywhere, anytime in the Nation

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

If they are Libs of TikTok, why are you mentioning Twitter accounts?

AAN Staff
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Hi! “Libs of TikTok” is actually a Twitter account, their main schtick is posting videos that liberals took of themselves on the Tik Tok platform, then uploading those video onto their Twitter account.

Terence
Terence
1 month ago

This “reporting” is irresponsible divisive fearmongering. It is nearly the equivalent of yelling fire in a crowded theater when there is no evidence of fire. There is nothing that connects the incident to drag shows anymore than a motive to close down golf courses or disrupt traffic lights. Whichever media outlet originated this garbage is clearly a partisan rag with no intent to simply report the news, but to spin all news to prop up leftist political tripe and spread unfounded fears othat “domestic terrorism” is coming from right oriented factions, even if they have to manufacture it themselves. They have used news to invent news towards their own purposes. If accusations of election misconduct can be twisted to mean an incitement to “insurrection”, this article is most certainly intended as incitement to violence against conservative citizens. Fake news, woven in with real news, is intentional deception on the population and definately an “enemy of the people”.