Man Tampering With Wires Causes New Haven Outages

The man was shocked and suffered third-degree burns, police said.

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 7:20 PM EDT
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Man Tampering With Wires Causes New Haven Outages

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A man was critically injured after police said he tampered with wires at this power substation on Grand Ave. in New Haven Thursday.

A man tampering with wires was shocked and caused a power outage to thousands in New Haven Thursday.

The man suffered third-degree burns after tampering with electrical wires at the Old English substation on Grand Avenue, according to New Haven police.

Nearly 3,300 United Illuminating customers lost power just after 4 p.m. as a result of the tampering. Power was restored around 7 p.m.

The man, who has not been identified, is in critical condition, according to police.

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