2 men arrested after substation explosion
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) -- Police have arrested two men they initially thought might be injured or dead after they allegedly broke into an electrical substation in Haverhill to steal copper wire, causing a power outage.
Anthony Anzalone of Kingston N.H. and James Szpyt of Haverhill were arrested Friday. Both face charges including breaking and entering and attempted larceny.
A May 30 explosion during the alleged break-in knocked out power to 2,700. Police thought the perpetrators might have been killed after coming into contact with 23,000 volts of electricity. They even searched with cadaver-sniffing dogs.
The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence reports that police were led to the suspects by an electrical testing device left at the scene, which belongs to Anzalone's father's employer.
Anzalone declined comment when reached Saturday by The Associated Press. A number for Szpyt couldn't be located.