Source: sfist & Wall Street Journal
On the morning of April 16th, 2013, a coordinated team of snipers cut phone lines and took out 17 power transformers at a Pacific Gas & Electric substation south of San Jose, CA, causing a near blackout throughout Silicon Valley. According to the former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, it was the “most significant incident of domestic terrorism” involving the nation’s power grid. No one has been charged or arrested in the attack and the FBI is “continuing to sift through the evidence.”
The Wall Street Journal broke news of the attack today, piecing together a timeline of events that unfolded in the middle of the night, just yards from Highway 101:
The attack began just before 01:00 AM, when someone slipped into an underground vault not far from a busy freeway and cut telephone cables.
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Within half an hour, snipers opened fire on a nearby electrical substation.