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Law enforcement authorities say they have made an arrest in Wednesday’s arson incident at the Travis County Democratic Party office in East Austin.
A “Molotov cocktail” was thrown inside the office and ignited during the early morning hours. The arson suspect was recorded on security cameras, and a note was a left at the scene.
The Austin Fire Department says their arson investigators along with the FBI made the arrest. Ryan Faircloth, 30, is charged with second-degree felony arson and third-degree felony possession of a prohibited weapon.
He remains in custody at the Travis County Jail under a combine $40,000 bond for both charges.