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Man held in firebombing of Texas state senator's office

A man who had tried to see a state senator in Texas -- once about an incident involving a Taser and a second time to drop off a piece of animal that he claimed was a new species -- has been arrested in the fire bombing of the senator's office Tuesday night, officials said.

Cedric Steele, 40, was arrested Wednesday, NBCDFW.com reported.


Police reportedly found evidence linked to the bombing in a vacant home where Steele was thought to be living.

The incendiary devices left outside the office of state Sen. Wendy Davis caused a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

Staff members said that Steele told them earlier that they would soon hear about him on the news.

Davis said she hopes Steele is able to get whatever help he needs.

"That would be my hope for this individual," she said. "It sounds like he had a very productive life at one time, and I know his family is deeply concerned about him, and they want him to have that kind of intense treatment."

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