Suspect Arrested for Firebombings in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD -- A suspect is in custody after a firebombing at the Fairfield Police Department early Friday morning.

Around 1 a.m., police heard an explosion and noticed the fire in front of the lobby. Officers responded and put the flames out with an extinguisher.

The device is believed to be something homemade with a small propane tank.

The suspect, 39-year-old Scott Jones, was located at 1:40 a.m. and is currently in custody.

Authorities are also investigating two other similar incidents that happened late Thursday night that may be connected to the suspect.

Around 10:08 p.m. Thursday, there was a similar explosion at an apartment complex located at 2999 North Street and at 11 p.m. a car was firebombed on Thames Court.

During the incident, police say Jones was yelling racial slurs at an elderly black resident.

At this time, there is no known motive for these crimes.

Jones is being charged with attempted murder, hate crime, arson and possession of destructive devices.

Another suspicious device

The same morning around 9:30, Fairfield Police say they got a call about a suspicious device outside of the Nexio Solutions warehouse off Crocker Circle.

Officers called the Napa County bomb squad to help investigate.

Businesses within half a mile of the warehouse were evacuated as a precaution before the device was ultimately rendered safe.