LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Stolen copper wiring seems to be the culprit of a power outage in Anne Arundel County on Sunday.
Police responded to the BGE substation on Cabin Branch Lane in Linthicum around 10 a.m. A representative told police they noticed a copper wiring was missing after a power outage was reported around 5:30 a.m.
Further inspection revealed the theft occurred from two high-side air break structures.
The theft caused a power outage as a result of the copper wiring making contact with a live part of the structure. Police say it is possible the suspect or suspects sustained obvious burn injuries.
The total loss value was not immediately known.
The area was without power for several hours, and affected BWI Airport.
Following a power outage in the BWI area this morning, all operations at BWI have returned to full service.—
BWI Marshall Airport (@BWI_Airport) August 03, 2014
The investigation is ongoing.
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