Suspect Arrested After Alleged Arson Attack At Ventura Co. Government Center

(FOX 11) A man was arrested after allegedly setting several cars on fire in the parking lot of the Ventura County Government Center early Saturday, authorities said.

Officers spotted the fire at about 4:15 a.m. and a suspect was subsequently taken into custody, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said.

A bomb squad was called to the scene after sheriff's deputies found a backpack, which was believed to possibly contain a bomb. The bag was cleared just before 9 a.m., authorities said.

A total of four unmarked county vehicles were burned. No injuries were reported.

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