FBI seeks information about Cabot power tower - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

FBI seeks information about Cabot power tower

CABOT, Ark. (AP) - Federal investigators say someone attempted to pull down a electric transmission tower by draping a steel cable across railroad tracks and attaching the other end to the structure south of Cabot.

The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information. It said that while no one was injured, the community and railroad workers were at risk.

A high-voltage line was downed Wednesday in the Holland Bottoms area, but not the tower. The FBI said someone attached a cable to the tower, undid its bolts and apparently wanted to use a moving train to pull the tower down.

Agents said that removing the bolts would have generated considerable noise.

They also suspect that the perpetrator has above-average knowledge of electrical matters.

A train hit the cable but the tower stood.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar

  • Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:15:29 GMT
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
  • Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:12:12 GMT
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>