Shortly after 7PM on Saturday night, gunfire was directed against these two substations in the exact area required to shut down the power with minimal effort.
Tens of thousands were left without power, and initial investigations quickly discovered that it was an attack that had caused the loss of power.
Sheriff Ronnie Fields of Moore County then instituted a curfew for the area from 9PM to 5AM, and a state of emergency has been declared as well (solely at the county level). Anybody caught outside of their homes within that time window could be subject to fines, arrest, or imprisonment. Moore said that the curfew was to "protect our citizens and protect the businesses of our county."
How exactly this mandatory curfew is expected to make the citizenry of Moore County safe Sheriff Fields didn't seem to specify.