Theft of Copper Wire Causes LIRR Delays


Vandals who stripped copper wire from an electrical connect on the Long Island Rail Road caused 43 trains in Queens to be delayed Friday morning by up to 20 minutes. LIRR spokesman Sal Arena said the vandalism was discovered at 5:30 a.m. About 144 feet of copper were stolen. Service was back to normal by 10:30 a.m. and repairs were completed in time for the evening rush hour.