AUSTIN (KXAN) - The man involved in Tuesday's SWAT standoff responsible for hours of backed up traffic on Interstate 35 is charged with arson.
Following a 911 hangup, police were dispatched to South Point Nissan on the South I-35 service road. There they found Jason Andrew Scrivner, 26, barricaded in the building and called in SWAT, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.
Police said they saw Scrivner setting fires in the dealership with flames reaching 5 feet tall, the document said.
Police said Scrivner set a fire in the back of the building near the garage. He also poured, what they call a “trailer” of flammable fluid on the doors and ignited them before attempting to flee. He was undressed at the time, police said.
Officers chased Scrivner down and took him in to custody at 7:56 a.m.
Firefighters said Scrivner set at least four separate fires and he faces second-degree felony charges.
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