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San Francisco Arson Suspect Arrested After Series Of Fires

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Police have released three photos of a man believed to be responsible for the fires. (San Francisco Police Department)

Police have released three photos of a man believed to be responsible for the fires. (San Francisco Police Department)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police arrested a suspect Wednesday night in a series of arsons that have occurred in the South of Market neighborhood this month, according to a spokesman.

Since about June 17, there have been several fires at construction sites, occupied buildings and garbage receptacles along Market Street and in the South of Market area, according to police.

Police released photos and videos this week that they believed showed a suspect responsible for the fires.

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A suspect was arrested tonight, but police are waiting until tomorrow to release more details and the suspect’s identity, according to Officer Gordon Shyy.

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