California Arson Suspect Arrested 11 Fires Later

San Jose fire officials release sketch of man suspected in a series of fires.
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A man suspected of torching at least 11 structures in San Jose, Calif., in the past week was arrested Wednesday night, authorities said.

Police did not provide the suspect's name or information about his arrest, saying authorities are still conducting follow-up investigations and interviews.

"At approximately 8:10 P.M. tonight the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit (CRU) located and arrested an adult male suspect in connection with the arson fires," according to a police news release. "The suspect will be booked into the Santa Clara County Jail."

Police plan to announce more details at a news conference later today.

Numerous surveillance videos had captured a person walking near the fire scenes, and police released a sketch of a person of interest. Many of the targets were old houses, a warehouse and a church.

Before the arrest, the San Jose firefighters union offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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