Nuclear plant emergency declared after teen jumps fence
HUNTERSVILLE - An emergency was declared at the McGuire nuclear plant in Huntersville early Sunday morning after a security breach, according to a report from Duke Energy.
The report states that security saw someone climb over a fence into an unauthorized area around 3:30 a.m. on January 1.
The emergency was labeled as an "unusual event."
Security detained the suspect until Charlotte Mecklenburg Police arrived, the report says.
According to police, 18-year-old David Hamilton Drake Jr. was arrested for first degree Trespassing.
After security searched the area and found nothing had been tampered with, the Unusual Event was canceled.
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