Authorities say federal probation officers have interviewed a Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie being blamed for inflaming protests across the Middle East.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said early Saturday that 55-year-old Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was interviewed at the department's Los Cerritos station.

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Deputy Don Walker says Nakoula was not arrested and traveled voluntarily in a squad car with deputies to the station, which is near his home. Walker says he doesn't have information on the interview or how long it lasted.

TV station KNBC says Nakoula went to the station early Saturday morning.

Federal probation officials couldn't be reached early Saturday. Earlier they said they were investigating the activities of Nakoula, who has been convicted of financial crimes.

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