Police have arrested a suspect in the campaign headquarters break-in of Arizona Secretary of State and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, media reports said on Thursday. 

Police in Phoenix “have made an arrest in the burglary at [the Hobbs] campaign office,” Fox Phoenix reporter Melissa Sarbak wrote on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

The identity of the alleged burglar, Sarbak said, “has not yet been released.”

The Hobbs campaign said in a statement on Wednesday that the campaign was “thankful to the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department for their work to keep us safe.”  

In the statement, the campaign suggested that Republican contender Kari Lake may have been obliquely responsible for the break-in. 

“Let’s be clear: for nearly two years Kari Lake and her allies have been spreading dangerous misinformation and inciting threats against anyone they see fit,” the statement claimed.

“The threats against Arizonans attempting to exercise their constitutional rights and their attacks on elected officials are the direct result of a concerted campaign of lies and intimidation,” it added.

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