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Bend Broadband Fiber Optic Line Damaged by Gunfire

BEND, OR -- Early Saturday morning, Bend Broadband employees told the Bend Police Department about damage that had been done to a fiber optic cable, suspended between two poles in Northeast Bend.


The Facebook Server in Prineville was interrupted at about 1:30 Saturday morning, caused by the damaged cable.


Bend Broadband had been investigating an outage in the area of NE Brinson and Daniel Duke Way when the damage was discovered and determined to be malicious. Employees found bullet casings in the area, and the police believe the cable was hit by one of the rounds.


The Bend Police Department is asking that anyone whose property was damaged in this incident, or anyone why may have information about the shooters, to please call non-emergency dispatch.




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