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FBI seeks information about downed Cabot power line

The FBI is asking the public for information regarding a downed power line on Wednesday on Arkansas 321 east of Cabot.

Officials with Entergy Arkansas reported a downed high-tension transmission line on Arkansas 321 where it 321 crosses a Union Pacific railroad track, according to a press release from Randall C. Coleman, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the State of Arkansas. As a result, a section of Arkansas 321 from Kerr Station Road to Lakewood Subdivision was closed to traffic. No power outages were reported.

Inspection of the line indicated that it was intentionally cut, according to the release.

“It is believed that the person(s) responsible climbed the 100-foot tower, severed the line with a saw or similar object and removed several bolts at the base of the tower,” according to the release. “Although no injuries resulted from this incident, this act created a potential danger to the community.”

The FBI, Cabot Police Department and Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office are investigating this incident and are seeking assistance from local members of the community.

They are asking for any information that might be related to this matter to contact us at FBI’s Little Rock Field Office at (501) 221-9100 or Little.Rock@ic.fbi.gov.

“We believe that someone may have seen a person(s) or vehicle(s) in the area during the early morning hours of August 21, 2013.

“Regardless of how insignificant you think your information might be, please let us assess the relevance of your tip. Sometimes even the most minor detail can assist investigators and public safety officials,” according to the press release.

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