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Suspect in Texas Capitol car fire under arrest in Iowa

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A 38-year-old man in an Iowa jail has been accused of setting fire to a car outside the Texas Capitol on Aug. 7.

A Texas Department of Public Safety statement issued Thursday says Iowa resident Michael Patrick Wagner was arrested in Marion, Iowa, on an unrelated charge. Two Texas Rangers and a special DPS agent have been dispatched to Iowa with an arrest warrant charging Wagner in Travis County with second-degree felony arson.

Extradition proceedings are pending.

The fire involved a car parked inside a secure lot on the Capitol's south side. The DPS says a Capitol Complex parking ticket allowed agents to identify Wagner's vehicle and led them to the Linn County Jail in Iowa.

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