The man behind a YouTube video clip that has sparked international protests was taken into police custody in California on Thursday.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports from Los Angeles:

Federal officials say Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been arrested on a probation violation.  The man behind the film "The Innocence of Muslims" was convicted of Federal check fraud a couple of years ago, and terms of his probation included not accessing the internet.

A YouTube trailer of the film, which negatively portrays the Prophet Mohammed, sparked violent protests in the Middle East.  FOX News confirmed that U.S. officials knew the attack on the embassy in Libya, that resulted in four American deaths, was not the work of a mob angered by this video, but was a preplanned terrorist attack.

In L.A., Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.

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