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Man accused of multiple firebombings, attempted murder and hate crime in Northern California

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A northern California man was arrested Friday after authorities say he launched firebomb attacks on police and two black neighbors

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A northern California man was arrested Friday after authorities say he launched firebomb attacks on police and two black neighbors.

Matthew Scott Jones, 39, was arrested at 1:40 a.m. on suspicion of attempted murder, committing a hate crime, arson and possessing destructive devices with the intent to injure people and commit murder, Fairfield police Sgt. Matt Bloesch said. Police think Jones was acting alone and had used small propane tanks in the attacks, he said.

“It’s kind of wild,” Bloesch said.

The chaotic scene unfolded Thursday night in Fairfield, a Solano County city east of Vallejo.

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