Man Sets Small Fire Inside Baggage Claim Area At Oakland Airport

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OAKLAND (KCBS) — Police are investigating a small fire that was started by a man inside the Oakland International Airport early Friday morning.

TSA employees witnessed a man in his 60s setting fire to a pile of cardboard debris next to a trash can that was inside the Terminal 1 baggage claim area at about 3.a.m.

Man Sets Small Fire Inside Baggage Claim Area At Oakland Airport

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Firefighters were called but he TSA employees were about to extinguish the fire before they arrived. The wall, in the Jet Blue area, was singed black about 7 feet high with a pile charred cardboard that was still wet nearby.

The man, who was not a passenger, was arrested and there were no injuries reported.

Police said the incident happened in the public area of the airport and that there was not a security breech.

All operations at the airport are normal.

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