Nuclear plant emergency declared after teen jumps fence

Published: Jan. 3, 2012 at 4:22 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM EST
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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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