The developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline has reported sabotage at the site, just as the pipe was almost ready to carry oil.

FOX's Jeff Monosso reports:

Investigators in South Dakota and Iowa confirm that someone used a torch in recent weeks to burn a hole through empty sections of the Dakota Access Pipeline that was the target of protests in recent months.

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners isn't giving other details, but says that the Dakota Access and the rest of the nation's almost three million miles of oil and gas pipelines are vulnerable to similar acts and threats that officials are taking seriously.

No suspects identified and no group has claimed responsibility.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News.

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