An arrest has been made in the Arizona State and Maricopa County Democratic Party Office Fire.

According to the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Police have arrested an apparently mentally disturbed Democratic activist who did had been “banned from volunteering” for questionable behavior.

The suspect tweeting his confession that he did it and other social media posts helped lead law enforcement towards his direction.

Commenting on the arrest, Maricopa County Democratic Chair Steve Slugocki wrote:

“Myself and Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini received news recently that the suspect of the open arson investigation against our headquarters office was apprehended.”

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by today’s news but appreciate the swift action by law enforcement to ensure that the suspect is in custody. This is a time for all Arizona Democrats to come together as friends and family. This unfortunate incident will not distract or deter us from achieving the goals we set in 2016. We remain committed to our mission to elect Democrats in November.”

“Today, Arizona Democrats remain focused on fighting for affordable, quality health care, a robust public education system, keeping Arizonans safe from COVID-19, and rebuilding an economy that works for every Arizonan.”

“As we work to navigate the process of finding a new home, we want to express our humble thanks and deep appreciation to all those who have reached out during this challenging time and have made generous donations. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

“At this time, we will await further information from law enforcement as this situation develops.”

In Solidarity,”

The Arizona Democratic Party issued an abridged joint version of the above statement.

Let the legal process run its course.

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