Updated: Thursday, 29 Nov 2012, 10:40 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 29 Nov 2012, 7:08 PM EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- An individual cut live wires which sent him to the hospital and caused 3,300 power outages in East Rock.
Around 4:00 p.m. Sammy Gonzalez, 24, was in the area of the Old English Power Plant in the 500 block of Grand Avenue and cut what he believed were de-energized wires.
At the same time, Firefighters and EMS responded to Mill River Street for a man who suffered third-degree burns from an electrocution.
Gonzalez told Firefighters he was electrocuted when he crossed train tracks.
However, surveillance videos show the individual cutting the wires.
Gonzalez was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital and was in critical, but stable condition. Gonzalez was then air lifted to Bridgeport Burn Center for further treatment.
All power was restored by 7:30 p.m.
Gonzalez is charged for burglary, criminal attempt to commit larceny and first-degree breach of peace for the service interruption.
The incident remains under investigation.